Thursday, October 11, 2007
First Unitarian Society of Chicago - Religious Education Teachers
These are some of the hard working and dedicated religious education teachers that teach every Sunday at First Unitarian Society of Chicago so that the youth have the opportunity for exposure to world religions as well as acquiring information about Unitarian Universalism.
I have just begun teaching grades 4th-8th and using a curriculum titled, Neighboring Faiths along with Abby Dawes and Allen Harden. The year long focus is religions and denominations in the United States. Thus far, we have studied Judaism and Hinduism and have included field trips to said places of worship. Research indicates that when individuals are exposed to other faith traditions there is less chance of reacting fearfully and with hostility. May we continue to build briges and eliminate false boundaries in the human family!