The Goals of Compass Points are:

    To help participants sort out their feelings about themselves and their world as they do the difficult work of starting to create their adult selves

    To help them discover what they believe about life's big questions -- the nature of humanity and the divine, beliefs about life, death and faith

    To help youth think independently, assume responsibility, make decisions, explore values and adopt the practice of radical hospitality

    To guide participants in acquiring enough background in Unitarian Universalist history, polity and theology that they can know and express what it means to be a Unitarian Universalists

    To help them understand that religious liberty is a hard-won legacy that continues to need protection

Compass Points was created in conjunction with author Gaia Brown, who although now retired, had a long career, serving as a religious educator since 1975, previously serving congregations in New Jersey and Illinois. Compass Points was illustrated by Terry Stafford, a religious educator who formerly served congregations in Canada. A grant from the Unitarian Universalist Sunday School Society helped to fund this project.


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