Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Windows and Mirrors: A Program about Diversity for Grades 4-5

Spiritual Preparation

Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Make yourself comfortable; light a candle to mark the time as different from your other activities. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes and perhaps repeat one word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day.

Think about ways you have experienced, observed or fought racial oppression. Reflect:

  • What is your experience being an ally against racial oppression?
  • If you have never acted as an ally, why? What have been the barriers?
  • What are ways your participation in a Unitarian Universalist congregation/fellowship has helped you gain more understanding about racial oppression?
  • Are you involved in any social or racial justice work in the congregation? If you are, why did you choose the issue(s) you did? If you are not, why not?

Be prepared to share your insights with the participants in the session.