Activity 2: Story - Hearts, Heads, and Hands: A Humanist UU Congregation
Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
Preparation for Activity
- Read the story so you will be comfortable presenting it.
Description of Activity
Say, in these words or your own:
You may not be surprised to hear that many Unitarian Universalists and some UU congregations proudly identify as religious Humanists. Here's a story about one such congregation, First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tell or read the story "Hearts, Heads, and Hands: A Humanist UU Congregation."
Then, help the group to explore the religious beliefs expressed and religious needs addressed by First Unitarian Society's social justice program.
- What social justice and service projects happen in our UU congregation?
- What beliefs and values motivate our congregation to take these actions?
- What motivates you to help other people and make the world a better place?
- Many faiths do service projects. Imagine one of the First Unitarian Society projects being done by an Evangelical Christian church, a Muslim mosque, or a Pagan coven. What religious beliefs might motivate them? Would any humanistic beliefs also be involved? How?