Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Alternate Activity 3: Core Values

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy Handout 4 for all participants.

Description of Activity

Participants compare the UUA statement of Principles in children's language to the statement of core values for children in the humanist American Ethical Union communities. The comparison will demonstrate humanist influence in UUism.

Give participants a copy of Handout 3, Core Values. Give them time to read it silently, or have volunteers take turns reading one line at a time.


  • How are the two statements similar?
  • How are they different?
  • What do you agree with, or disagree with, in the American Ethical Union value statements?
  • Would you change or add anything to the UUA Principles?