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

Taking It Home: Freedom

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. — Nelson Mandela, former South African President, anti-apartheid activist, and advocate of democracy

In Today's Workshop...

We learned about the historic struggle for religious freedom that Unitarian Universalists have been a part of. Through story and song, we learned about Viola Liuzzo, whose courageous work for freedom led to her death. We also made connections between freedom struggles throughout history and our own lives, reflecting on ways in which we do or do not experience freedom.

Explore further with family and friends...

  • Make a playlist of all the songs you know that are about freedom and liberation. Burn them to a CD and share them with your friends and family.
  • With your family, make a list of communities and people who have been denied their freedom. Then pick an action that you and your family can do together to support the freedom struggle of that person or community.
  • Visit the Diego Rivera Mural Project website. What does Rivera's artwork say about freedom? Post a link to the website on your Facebook or MySpace profile, blog, website, or other social networking account, and see what your friends think.