2.Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
Our activity: Skin Tone Painting, Skin Tone Paper, Skin Tone Paper Dolls
We will discuss the many women and men who have confronted evil by showing great courage and love. We will make skin tone dolls to display these people in our room.
If you are not familiar with skin tone paints, crayons and papers, they are a great way to introduce discussion of justice, compassion and love. Children see differences in skin tones, in facial features but they don't see the difference as bad or scary but as interesting, and beautiful. Imagine how profoundly peaceful our world could be if children ran it- they show love all the time. As adults we must model how to show love by giving love. We can involve our children in activities that promote justice for all.
3.Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
4.Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
5.Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
6.Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.