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

Leader Reflection and Planning

Review today's workshop with your co-leader. In this workshop, we explored a philosophy/religion, which has become incorporated into many of the religions, governments, and social structures of contemporary societies: Humanism. Recognizing something which has become seamlessly incorporated into our ideology can be challenging; was this accomplished? Did participants engage the subject with respect? Did they seem to understand the deeper concepts involved in Humanism? Did they find the ideas less foreign than others they have examined? How did this affect their responses: are they developing a keener awareness of their own biases and moving toward a more disciplined intellectual process? How will the answers to these questions affect future workshops?