Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Signs of Our Faith: A Program about Being UU Every Day for Grades 2-3

Spiritual Preparation

Today's session is about our fifth Unitarian Universalist Principle, the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in our congregations and in society at large. Read the session's quotation from Winona LaDuke. The quote and our fifth Principle are really about power: who has it and who shares it. Think about your relationship with power when you were young. When did you feel empowered? When did you feel marginalized? Was there a time when participating in a family decision made you feel empowered?

As a leader in this program, how have you helped to empower the children—not just to act with power, but to share power with others, and to help build communities where everyone is ready to take the helm? Good leaders know not only how to lead, but when to lead and when to follow.