Other People

Serving Others

“LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER” ARTS CONVERSATIONS. Isn’t it time to be working together for equity and against white supremacy in our churches, schools, and everywhere we’re connected, using the many creative gifts we have all been blessed with to transform lives and make some real changes? This topic, Other People, is one of seven sets of questions for all ages that might be used in Equity Voices arts conversations, for participants to express themselves artistically using words, images, photos, a video, a song or any creative means of responding, and also get to know a bit about other people participating in the conversations. Topics include Self & Family, Other People, Community & Country, Race & Justice, Values, Visions, Equity Actions. Now, during Lent, each topic includes one Scripture-based question as the first in the list.

Please create your answers/responses to these questions using words, images, photos, a video, a song or any creative, artistic means of responding. Then share your response online (on the equity-voices.com website) and/or with your Equity Voices group, friends, family, or other people.

OTHER PEOPLE: How do you relate to other people?

  1. SCRIPTURES: (Matthew 19:19) “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” AND (Luke 22:26) “The greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves.” Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to show how one or both of these scriptures could affect how you relate to other people and how you might love or serve them?
  2. Who are your friends and how would you describe them? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey who your friends are?
  3. Who are your neighbors? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey who is in your neighborhood and how you would describe them?
  4. Is there a person or groups of people in history or in the news you don’t like or don’t admire at all? Do you have enemies or people you don’t trust or are suspicious of, or perhaps they don’t trust or are suspicious of you? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to describe this experience of dislike, lack of trust, suspicion, or distrust?
  5. When have you felt that someone didn’t like you? Perhaps because of your race, color, cultural background, age, gender, social class, or any other reason? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey this feeling or experience of not being liked?
  6. What do you think you would do if you were alone on a desert island with someone you didn’t like or didn’t trust? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to show/describe what you and this person would do and how you would feel about it?
  7. Imagine you are inviting some person or people over to where you live, and they are very different from you. Who would you invite? Why? What would you want to do when they were with you? how would you make them comfortable or try to make sure they had a good time with you? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to show/describe what you and your guests would do? Why and how you would feel about it?

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