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Session 8: The Power of Peace

Session 8: The Power of Peace
Session 8: The Power of Peace

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  • True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This session begins the...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Tug of Friendship 15 Activity 2: Story — The Power of Peace: Thoreau,...
  • 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 and color...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and matches or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Peace sign ornaments cut...
  • Materials for Activity A long rope and (optional) a utility knife Preparation for Activity Identify an open floor space large enough to...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " The Power of Peace: Thoreau, Gandhi, and King " Preparation for Activity Read the story and...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper in a variety of colors Markers, pens, or pencils Staplers and/or tape Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity A podium Leader Resource 1, Prophets of Nonviolence - Quotations from Thoreau, Gandhi, and King Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home Preparation for Activity Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy it as a handout for all...
  • 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 participants...
  • Materials for Activity Tapered candles, paper cups or plates, lighter and extinguisher Poster board or card stock and thick, bold markers...
  • Materials for Activity Songs with a message of peace, music player(s), and copies of lyrics Preparation for Activity Choose a few songs...
  • Materials for Activity Music and player, or a chime, a gong, or bells Chairs for all participants; or, large sheets of newsprint or poster...
  • Materials for Activity Candles (votives or tea lights), lighter, extinguisher, and a bowl or plate of sand to hold the candles Chalice,...
  • True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. IN TODAY'S SESSION.....
  • In the middle of the nineteenth century, a frenzy of support for the Mexican-American War swept across the United States. But a small...
  • Parental Consent and Emergency Medical Release Form Date(s) of event: Location or destination: Start time/place: End time/place:...
  • Henry David Thoreau I think that we should be... [people] first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the...
  • Henry David Thoreau Discover more about the Unitarian and Transcendentalist best known for his experiment in simple living at Walden Pond...

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