This Sunday we will continue our roundtable-style services with Interdependence. This summer we are exploring the subjects of the Unitarian Universalists Article II Study Report.
These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they choose to do so. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is welcome too. While you are speaking, all others are asked to remain silent and listen carefully and completely. In part one of the discussion we do not permit cross-talk, reactions, or questions except to ask someone to repeat or clarify. Facilitator, Deanna Leary, will guide us through our discussion.
Subject For This Sunday:
Interdependence. We honor the interdependent web of all existence. We covenant to cherish Earth and all beings by creating and nurturing relationships of care and respect. With humility and reverence, we acknowledge our place in the great web of life, and we work to repair harmed and damaged relationships.
1. How does our individualist culture limit your awareness of interdependence?
2. What is the difference between interdependence and ignoring cultural differences?
3. What are the challenges of feeling interdependent with people that are hateful?
4. How does your awareness of interdependence inform how you interact with people?