Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Surrounds Us: A Program on the UU Principles and Beloved Community for Grades K-1


"Supriya's Bowl" Illustration by Suzi Grossman

In this session, children make music to help tell the story, "Supriya's Bowl." Download, print, and copy the coloring sheet (PDF) for children to use before or after participating in the story or to take home with their Taking It Home handout.

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. — Eleanor Roosevelt, 20th-century First Lady of the United States, in a 1951 radio broadcast

Kindergartners and first graders may not understand the abstract meaning of peace but they recognize their different feelings when there is fairness or unfairness. This session reinforces our sixth Principle, "We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world." Children explore ways to ensure everyone has the basic human needs of clothing, food, shelter, and love. Beginning with the beloved communities in their lives, participants explore what it means to work toward a peaceful, fair, and free world. They gain confidence in their ability to make a difference in the world as Unitarian Universalists acting on our sixth Principle.


This session will:

  • Introduce the sixth Principle, "We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world"
  • Connect the sixth Principle to caring for beloved community
  • Teach the four basic human needs.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Engage with a story of a community caring for one another
  • Connect receiving and giving as they learn that a bowl is used for both
  • Identify four basic human needs in relationship to the sixth Principle, "working for a peaceful, fair, and free world"
  • Become confident, empowered peacemakers who act in accord with our sixth Principle.