Accepted A Life Night on Diversity in the Church About this Night The Gather utilizes the questionnaire filled out during the Life Night Invited for an activity that reveals the diversity of the teens. The Proclaim explores the relationship between acceptance, diversity, and unity within the Church. The Break begins with a testimony from a Core Member and encourages the teens to have compassion for one another through a small group discussion. The Send concludes the Life Night in the spirit of unity by praying the Nicene Creed. Goal of This Night The goal of Accepted is to unpack the term “diversity” and showcase the diversity of the Church in a way that allows the teens to see themselves within the Body of Christ. Catechism # 791 # 814 # 835 # 1202 Scripture 1 Corinthians 12:12 -26 Galatians 3:27 -28 Ephesians 4:1 -7 Key Concepts • The Church has a complementary unity and diversity because she is made up of people from various countries and cultures with different gifts, personalities, and experiences, who are all bonded by a common faith. • The Church accepts each of us and provides a place where we can be uniquely ourselves and at the same time, radically united to every person despite our differences. In turn, we are asked to accept and trust the wisdom of Church in her teachings. • Diversity is divisive without unity and unity is destructive when the uniqueness of each person is not respected. True unity comes from an understanding that God loves us, communicates with us, and works through each person Key Terms: Acceptance Diversity Unity End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.