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UUCA is thrilled to announce that we’re partnering up with the Interfaith Alliance and Interfaith Youth Action Group (IYAG) to host a interfaith youth leadership workshop, LEADD. LEADD (Leadership Education Advancing Democracy and Diversity) is an innovative project of the Interfaith Alliance, which aims to promote active citizenship in a multi-faith society to high-school age youth.
Students who attend LEADD become immersed in the history of the First Amendment, particularly its Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses. The First Amendment is the foundation of America’s unique devotion to religious liberty and the hope in and vision for creating a truly pluralistic American society. Students learn about current policy, legislative and legal issues regarding religious freedom. www.interfaithalliance.org/leadd
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA- 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204
Time: 9am – 5pm
Who: For this workshop we’re accepting youth that fall into the 13-18 age range or are rising 8th graders to 12th grade.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like to register for the workshop please send your name, age and contact information and your parent’s contact info to Sana Saeed, at email@example.com. The workshop is FREE to attend, meals & materials (books/supplies) included, but you MUST register. Please send this LEADD Youth Info Form to me via e-mail or mail.
9:00-10:00 am- Welcome, introductions, ice breakers. Living in a country of 300 million people and over 300 different religions and denominations- What is Pluralism?
10-11:00 History of Religion/ Beliefs in the United States
Readings from Forest Church Book
Small group discussion on what it meant in the time it was written.
11:15- noon Religion/ Beliefs today. How do we live peacefully, cooperatively in such a multicultural, religiously diverse country/world? Video of some current controversies.
Noon-12:45 Lunch break- Lunch provided (Outdoor Frisbee toss) 1:00-3 pm Reconvene- Mock Supreme Court case
1:00-1:15 hand outs, divide group in to three- Justices/ Respondents/
1:15 to 2:00 small groups decide court approach for role-playing
2:00-3:00 large group presentation. And discussion
3:00 -3:15 Break
3:15- 4:30 What do we believe, where do we get our beliefs from-how have they changed and who are our role modes within our faith and outside of our faith? Small group from 3:15 to 4:10 the reconvene for 4:10-4:30
4:30-5 pm Wrap up
Lunch and snacks provided
We welcome all faith traditions as well as those not following any faith tradition.
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