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Religious Education November 13th

Mohandas Gandhi via Wikimedia Commons

Mohandas Gandhi via Wikimedia Commons

Spirit Play will learn about our 6th UU Principle, introduced as the Indigo Promise: Insisting on Freedom, Justice, and Peace for all beings. The story, called the Magic Seed, is about an honest man without any money who steals a piece of bread to feed his family and is brought before the King. The lesson that follows is in the spirit of Jesus’ teaching: “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone”.

UU Explorers will begin an exploration of the Blake covenant phrase “to dwell together in peace”. What does it mean to be committed to dwelling in peace as a religious community and a person of faith? A story spotlights Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., two prophetic leaders who worked tirelessly for justice and change through nonviolence, and traces their inspiration back to Henry David Thoreau, a prophetic voice from our own Unitarian Universalist heritage. A Unitarian and a Transcendentalist, Thoreau demonstrated and wrote about the power of civil disobedience. His example has led generations to seek change through peaceful means. Participants will explore ways they might act on the examples of Thoreau, Gandhi, and King.

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.