Workshop 11: Forgiveness Part of Virtue Ethics In This Section Introduction From Virtue Ethics The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi This workshop focuses on forgiveness, of both others and... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Virtue Ethics Activity Minutes Opening 15 Activity 1: Story – A Path to Forgiveness 10 Activity 2: Up Side, Down Side 10 Activity 3: Forgiveness Maze 25 Activity 4:... Spiritual Preparation From Virtue Ethics Novelist Faith Baldwin wrote, "I think one should forgive and remember... Opening From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Group covenant... A Path of Forgiveness From Virtue Ethics This is the story of Azim Khamisa. His decision to forgive deeds many would consider unforgiveable has inspired and transformed people all over the world. Activity 1: Story - A Path to Forgiveness From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "A Path to Forgiveness" Preparation for Activity Read the story so you can present it effectively. Activity 2: Up Side, Down Side From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Post two sheets of newsprint, one labeled... Activity 3: Forgiveness Maze From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Handouts 1-2, Maze Pencils and erasers Highlighters or erasable color pencils Preparation for Activity... Activity 4: Dilemma From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Forgiveness Dilemmas Preparation for Activity Print the Leader Resource for yourself... Activity 5: Practice From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Participants' journals, and writing instruments Participants' clipboards with anklets (Workshop 1,... Closing From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Taking It Home... Leader Reflection and Planning From Virtue Ethics Reflect on the workshop with your co-leader. After today, only the closing workshop remains. How do you feel about the way the program has progressed?... Faith In Action: Creating a Ritual From Virtue Ethics Description of Activity Youth create a simple forgiveness ritual and share it with others. If you have a group that is creative or has quite a bit of... Alternate Activity 1: Real Life Challenges From Virtue Ethics Materials for Activity "Bicycle Rack" newsprint sheet from Opening Description of Activity Youth discuss ethical challenges they have faced. If someone... Alternate Activity 2: Story - How Coyote Lost His Song, Music and Dance From Virtue Ethics Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "How Coyote Lost His Song, Music, and Dance" Optional: Costumes and props Preparation for Activi... Taking It Home From Virtue Ethics The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi IN TODAY'S WORKSHOP... we talked about forgiveness—of others... Handout 1: Maze From Virtue Ethics 1. Create a list of doorways: Actions or thoughts that help you to forgive others and yourself. 2.... Handout 2: Maze From Virtue Ethics Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Leader Resource 1: Forgiveness Dilemmas From Virtue Ethics Dilemma 1 Alex is spreading rumors about you. You would LOVE to start rumors about Alex, but you know that is wrong. Besides, it would not really fix... Find Out More From Virtue Ethics The Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur is also known as the Day of Atonement. Read more about the meaning and practice of Yom Kippur in the Tapestry of Faith... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Virtue Ethics NEXT: Introduction Download all of Virtue Ethics (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.