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Religious Education January 29th

By Liz Lemon – Women’s March, DC, Wikimedia

Last week we gathered all the RE classes together to talk about the Women’s Marches and how seeking and standing up for truth with love can translate into non-violent social change work. I was really impressed with how many of the kids knew people that had marched and some of the reasons for why they were marching. We talked about what truth means and how it is important to stand up for the truth.

We talked about one of the most important truths in Unitarian Universalism, which is our first principle of the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We connected the Women’s Marches to the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. in that it is part of our faith to stand up for the rights and dignity of every person in a non-violent way, regardless of where they were born, how they identify, the color of their skin, or their beliefs. It was really a great conversation. Then we made “ojos de dios” to symbolize truth and true seeing, and we played “two truths and a lie” to practice being detectives for when someone is not telling the truth (an important skill these days).