Week Two, starting Jan, 26: Public narrative is how we communicate our values through stories, bringing alive the motivation needed to create a better world. Through public narrative, we tell the story of why we are called to act and to lead. “A story communicates fear, hope, and anxiety, and because we can feel it, we get the moral not just as a concept, but as a teaching of our hearts. That’s the power of story.” — Marshall Ganz
• Exchange stories with someone by inviting them to share their story and then share yours. Topic can include family history; stories we were told about race, class, sexuality; and stories about our personal spirituality.
• Speak to someone from a different faith tradition. Were they born into this faith, or was it something they found later in life? Is there common ground in your faith and theirs?