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Session 11: Science and Religion

Session 11: Science and Religion
Session 11: Science and Religion

In This Section

  • Pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it. — Leo Tolstoy This session explores the Blake covenant phrase to "seek the truth...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Wondering Ritual and Meditation 10 Activity 2: Story — Joseph Priestley:...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word...
  • Materials for Activity Card stock in various colors Scissors, including left-handed scissors Hole punch String or yarn Pencils Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and matches or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Question mark ornaments cut...
  • Materials for Activity A gong, bell, or other musical noisemaker Preparation for Activity Read the guided meditation aloud several times so...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Discovering Truth through Science and Religion " Preparation for Activity Read the story...
  • Materials for Activity Raw potatoes (one for each team of two or three participants) Plastic drinking straws (one for each participant)...
  • Materials for Activity Clear glass jar with metal lid A hammer and a nail, and modeling clay A large marshmallow and a plastic straw, for...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A roll of cellophane tape Leader Resource 1, Science, Religion, or Both? Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home Preparation for Activity Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy as a handout for all participants...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it better? How did the participants...
  • Materials for Activity A tree seedling for planting Several shovels (ideally, one for each participant) Planting soil/fertilizer Garden...
  • Materials for Activity A tea light candle and a tall, cylindrical container (such as an empty salt or oatmeal container) for each team of...
  • Materials for Activity Yarn in at least five colors Preparation for Activity Arrange to use a large space that offers many places to hide...
  • Materials for Activity Large poster board or art paper, and tape Color markers Preparation for Activity Identify a place to post a Graffiti...
  • Pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it. — Leo Tolstoy IN TODAY'S SESSION... the participants learned about Unitarian...
  • We often hear that science and religion are two things that just do not go together. One relies on facts which can be proven. The other...
  • The Earth spins at 900 miles per hour while coursing through space at 68,400 miles per hour. Human nature is basically good, but sometimes...
  • Learn more about Joseph Priestley online at The Joseph Priestley House website , the History Guide website, or the State of Pennsylvania's...

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