One of the goals of This I Believe is to inspire people to reflect, encourage them to share, and engage them in a conversation about personal values and beliefs. Houses of Worship provide a unique venue for such conversations.
Working with an interfaith group of pastors, we have developed a House of Worship Discussion Guide that can help you engage a group of people in a moderated conversation about belief and values. Contents include ground rules for structuring a dialogue, questions to launch the conversation, and tips for writing and sharing essays.
This guide is available from the This I Believe store, along with several other documents that have been prepared for educators and communities.
This I Believe’s Executive Producer Dan Gediman is available to speak to your House of Worship. We also offer a day-long belief-discernment workshop that culminates with all participants writing their own This I Believe essay and sharing it with the group. For more information, please contact us.
To help spread the word about your This I Believe House of Worship activities, please download this free brochure and poster to promote the project and related activities happening in your congregation. The three-page brochure measures 8.5 by 11 inches. The poster measures 11 inches by 17 inches. Both documents are best printed in color. For best results, these documents may be printed at your local print shop.
Our staff is available to assist you with specific questions about bringing This I Believe to your community. Plus, we want to hear how you are using these materials.