Description of Activity
Participants seek informal engagement with other faith communities.
Take advantage of interfaith activities offered in your city, town, or county. Research or ask youth to research religious events that are open to the public. There might be a Divali celebration at a local Indian restaurant, a public Passover Seder at a Jewish Community Center, or an ecumenical Thanksgiving worship service. Attend the event, making sure the group is aware of any clothing and behavioral guidelines.
After the event, discuss what was seen and heard. Did it feel comfortable to attend as an outsider? Were other people present who did not appear to belong to the faith hosting the event? Did you understand everything? What did the event mean to you? What do you think it meant to faithful participants? Did you hear, read, or see anything during the event which indicated faith values shared in common with Unitarian Universalism? If so, might these shared values be a starting point for doing interfaith service work together?
Including All Participants
Find out about the event's accessibility when planning any trip to an unfamiliar location. Make sure youth have the information they need ahead of time to dress and comport themselves appropriately for the event you will attend.