Session 9: Kindness is the Key Part of Love Connects Us In This Section Introduction From Love Connects Us You cannot shake hands with a closed fist. — Indira Ghandi Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement.... Session-at-a-Glance From Love Connects Us Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — The Christmas Truce 10 Activity 2: Multi-Legged Race Game 15 Activity 3:... Spiritual Preparation From Love Connects Us 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 or phrase to... Welcoming and Entering From Love Connects Us Materials for Activity Card stock in various colors Scissors, including left-handed scissors Hole punch String or yarn Pencils and color markers... Opening From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and matches or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Peace sign... Activity 1: Story - The Christmas Truce From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Christmas Truce" Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share... Activity 2: Multi-Legged Race Game From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Lengths of rope, about two- to three feet each-one for each pair of participants Preparation for Activi... Activity 3: Conflict Resolution Skits with Alternate Endings From Love Connects Us Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Conflict Resolution Scenarios Timepiece (minutes) Optional: Simple props Preparation... Closing From Love Connects Us Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home Preparation for Activity Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy as a handout for all... Leader Reflection and Planning From Love Connects Us Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What didn't? What... Faith In Action: Congregational Peace Crane Mobile From Love Connects Us Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, How to Fold a Paper Crane Leader Resource 3, Make a Paper Crane Mobile Origami paper in a variety of colors Pe... Alternate Activity 1: Making Peace Signs From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Fine-point washable markers Construction paper in a variety of colors Preparation for Activity Set out... Alternate Activity 2: Sharing Joys and Concerns From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Optional: Scissors, including left-handed scissors Description of Activity In addition to... Taking It Home: Kindness is the Key From Love Connects Us You cannot shake hands with a closed fist. — Indira Ghandi Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement.... The Christmas Truce Gail Forsyth-Vail From Love Connects Us When the Great War, which we now call World War I, started in Europe, many young men were eager to fight. Just out of school, they joined up with their... Leader Resource 1: Conflict Resolution Scenarios From Love Connects Us Scenario A Christopher comes to school wearing a bright pink hat. Jesse tells him he looks like a queer and should take off the hat.... Leader Resource 2: How to Fold a Paper Crane From Love Connects Us Dr. Aaron Quigley, Professor, University College Dublin. Used with permission.1: Fold along the diagonal. 2: Fold along the perpendicular.... Leader Resource 3: Make a Paper Crane Mobile From Love Connects Us You will need: A large number of paper cranes (see Leader Resource 2) Four chopsticks (or wooden dowels) Approximately three yards of 1/4-inch ribbon A... Find Out More From Love Connects Us Talking about Conflict and War The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching offers guidance for talking about the Iraq War wi... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Love Connects Us NEXT: Introduction Download all of Love Connects Us (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.