Social Justice curricula would your RE director recommend?
1st Unitarian Church of
- The RE committee focuses
on social justice about every 4 years, though there are elements of
social justice when studying UU identity, world religions, etc.
- Rainbow Children has been
used for the younger children. A variety of curricula have been used
for children above 2nd grade
Countryside Church UU
- In Our Hands series was
used at CCUU in 2005; it received mixed reviews.
- The RE director usually
writes her own social justice lessons for use in our children's chapel
activity time, for Grades 1-4; and Spirit Play stories for pre-K.
- Two of the new "Tapestry
of Faith" curriculum we've used, Amazing Grace (Jr. High) and Moral
Tales (Grades 1-2), include weekly "Faith in Action" segments
related to social justice awareness/ ethical decision-making; these
have been well received by teachers and students alike.
Unitarian Church of Evanston
- The RE group did do a wonderful
intersession on hunger and created a beautiful mural that hangs in our
lobby. This was a couple of years ago.
- They also promote UUSC's
Guest at Your Table annually
UU Society of Geneva
- All of the curricula developed
for our church were extremely well-received
- In addition, at Halloween
we ask the children to engage in "Reverse Trick or Treating",
whereby they give a fair-traded chocolate candy to people when they
go trick or treating.