Tapestry of Faith: A Place of Wholeness: A Program for Youth Exploring Their Own Unitarian Universalist Faith Journeys

Spiritual Preparation

This workshop uses migration as a metaphor for spiritual journey. The story is based on Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series Panel no. 3. Spend some time looking at this painting. Both the Phillips Collections and the Whitney Museum of American Art have websites based on The Migration Series and Jacob Lawrence's other work. Take some time to look at these websites to see more amazing artwork by this important American artist.

As you look at Panel no. 3 and other panels in the series, what do they tell you about the experience of the African Americans who migrated from the southern United States to northern cities? What do you think their reasons were, and do you think they found what they hoped to find in their new world? What connection does this image and the others have to your own spiritual journey? What have been the joys of that journey? Have you had spiritual hardships? Have you ended up where you thought you would end up?