Our Vision for Children and Youth Religious Education
We want our children to be confident in their independent selves, their beliefs, their values, and to be able to articulate them to others. Children should value different types of self-expression, whether artistic, emotional, logical, and spiritual.
We want our children to love – love themselves, love their peers, love their community, and love the universe. Children should be empathetic, compassionate, open-minded, and value diversity.
We want our children to have a solid backing in Unitarian Universalist (UU) history, identity, and theology, and be able to articulate them. Children should develop their own personal spirituality and beliefs, and articulate them through a personal credo statement.
We want our children to find common themes in all world religions, and to understand how they relate to their UU Values. Children should respect others’ beliefs and perspectives.
We want our children to be leaders who are grounded in social responsibility. Children should feel equipped to live out our principles in their daily lives through social service and social action.
We want our program to be adaptive to the individual needs of different children, and to empower our teachers to use their creativity in presenting classes. Our program should be full of excitement with active participation from the full spectrum of the Fellowship.
Contact: Tim Atkins, Director of Religious Education, firstname.lastname@example.org