Pin up two sheets of paper at opposite sides of the room, one saying ‘agree’, the other ‘disagree’. You can add one in the middle “don’t know” as well. Discuss the concept of “having an opinion” and how opinions are different than facts or universal truths. Read out the statements below and ask people to move towards agree, disagree, or somewhere in between. Ask people to explain their reasons.
• Conflict always leads to violence
• I should always stand up for what I believe in, even if it causes conflict with others
• There is more conflict in cities than in rural areas
• Conflict can be a good thing
• Young people are seen as being more violent than adults
Source: Adapted from an exercise by Pax Christi
CRE Calendar Usage: 1st Edition