Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Virtue Ethics: An Ethical Development Program for High School Youth

Faith In Action: Newsletter Article

Part of Virtue Ethics

Activity time: 60 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: Computer with Internet access

Preparation for Activity

  • Find out the best way to submit articles for the congregational newsletter, including deadlines and any format requirements.

Description of Activity

Participants write an article about moderation for the congregation's newsletter.

Invite the group to write an article on moderation for the congregation's newsletter. They could focus on their discussion of the dilemmas, or they might share one or two volunteers' personal stories. (If you use a story that mentions people outside the group, do not use real names. Change the story if needed to make sure these people cannot be identified.)


Invite the youth to research online and then write an article that shows what various religions have to say about moderation. You might start here, on a website that gives examples from Islam of Muhammad's sayings about moderation in religious practices. Engage readers to comment on the youth's article; you might invite congregants to share their stories or favorite quotes about moderation.