Taking It Home for March 24th

Taking It Home for March 24th

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
– Susan B. Anthony, Unitarian and leader in the cause of female suffrage

God is too big to fit inside one religion.
– Seen on a bumper sticker

Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof….
-The Bill of Rights, Article 1

If we can’t end our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
-John F. Kennedy, 35″‘ President of the United States

Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century Unitarian minister and author

Whoever said anybody has the right to give up?
-Marian Wright Edelman, contemporary justice advocate and writer, founder of The Children’s Defense Fund

Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately. .. avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
-Susan B. Anthony

Dear Middle School Parents,

On March 24th, your middle schoolers talked about religious diversity in the USA, and what they might be willing to give up in order to ensure they could practice their faith tradition.  Ask them about the results of their conversations on these two Take A Stand issues:

  • I think we should be able to sing Christmas carols in school.
  • It’s worth it for people to suffer in the cause of religious freedom.

I’m attaching the 2nd half of the lesson for your enjoyment – it’s information about Unitarian,  Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist martyrs. I enjoyed learning about some new people! Click on the link to download the posters and read them. CP Unit 4 Session 23 Posters to print

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