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Workshop 7: Reason

Workshop 7: Reason
Workshop 7: Reason

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  • My religious superstitions gave place to rational ideas based on scientific facts, and in proportion, as I looked at everything from a new...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: What is Reason? 10 Activity 2: Story — Reason, Science, and the Question of...
  • Reason is a power of our minds that helps shape our development and our decision making. Reflect on the role of reason in your life. How...
  • Materials for Activity Journals for new participants Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Have journals available for...
  • Materials for Activity Focus table and cloth Chalice, candle, and matches Five smooth stones about the size of a fist Handout 1, Responsive...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Vocabulary of Reason , for all participants Leader Resource 1, Vocabulary of Reason Definitions Leader...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Reason, Science, and the Question of God" Three nametags Markers Three chairs Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Two six-foot ropes or tape (the "riverbanks") 10 sheets of paper, felt, carpet squares, or paper plates (the "...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Thick card stock Scissors Paper, pens and pencils Preparation for Activity Cut card...
  • Materials for Activity Participants' journals Pens or pencils Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Write I Believe (world...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Copies of Taking It Home Optional: A piano or a recorded...
  • Talk with your co-leader about the workshop. What do you think went well? What might you have done differently? Did you learn anything...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Debate Preparation Steps , for all participants Research resources - the church library, computers with...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Sources Visuals Newsprint, markers and tape Participants' journals Pens or pencils Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Arrange the room so there is open space for participants to...
  • My religious superstitions gave place to rational ideas based on scientific facts, and in proportion, as I looked at everything from a new...
  • Sources used: Encognitive.com on YouTube. "Linus Pauling: Nature of the Universe." Marshall Klarfeld. "Linus Pauling speaks." on YouTube...
  • The source of these definitions is Dictionary.com With a partner, match the following words and definitions by writing the number of the...
  • Follow these steps to prepare for a reasoned debate. Debate Issue : the death penalty Step 1 : Identify sources of knowledge on this issue...
  • The source of these definitions is Dictionary.com. This list of definitions is a guide for the workshop leader to use during Activity 1,...
  • Material about reason in Unitarian Universalism today comes from “ Engaging Our Theological Diversity ,” the 2005 report of the Unitarian...
  • Use the following guide to prepare two newsprint sheets for Alternate Activity 1, Using Reason. Newsprint Sheet 1: Scripture Tradition...
  • Websites The website of the American Humanist Association has the text of the First , Second , and Third Humanist Manifestos. The UUA's...

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