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Discussion Plan: Inventing New Rituals -dp

Discussion Plan: Inventing New Rituals 

  1. Do you have any rituals that are specific to your family? If so, what are they and how did they come about?
  2. Do you have a bedtime ritual? A homework ritual?
  3. Do you have any rituals in your classroom or school? If so, what are they and how did they come about?
  4. Is there a difference between habits and rituals?
  5. Do rituals involve emotions? actions? reasons? (something else?)
  6. If I develop a way of doing something that only I know about, can I call it a ritual?
  7. Do rituals need to be connected to a religion?
  8. Can rituals be empowering? If so, in what ways?
  9. Does a ritual need to be a shared understanding between people?
  10. Can any repeated practice become a ritual?
  11. Can we create new religious rituals?
  12. Could the same ritual be practiced in two different religions?
  13. Are rituals important to you?
  14. Do you think rituals ought to be important? Why / Why not?
  15. Do you think human beings need rituals?

Form and meaning – creating ritual

Activity: Form and meaning – creating ritual

In small groups – decide on a value that you all think is important. Create an action or a ritual that conveys this value to those taking part in it. Keep in mind that you will be leading the rest of the students through this action/ ritual, so keep it manageable given the time and resources you have available.