The divine Ms. M wrote in her comment to the first post in this thread:
I wish that there was more conversation about the place of Sunday School in contemporary UU culture – and remain sad (and a bit exasperated) that Fahs is still on the MFC reading list as the primary “UU” philosophy of education.
As I am never one who tries to limit discussion, I thought I would post this to continue the conversation.
For those of you who don’t know, the Fahs that Ms. M is talking about is Sophia Lyon Fahs, that saint of UU religious education who wrote a book that some of you might have heard of: Today’s Children and Yesterday’s Heritage. What you might not know is when the book was first published. 1952. That’s right friends, 1952.
Now, we’ve learned a lot about how people learn since 1952 and yet what is the book that is required by the MFC on the subject of religious education? Today’s Children and Yesterday’s Heritage.
Doesn’t this mean that religious education-wise as a movement we are stuck in 1952? Why haven’t we moved into the 21st century yet? How much are we losing because of where we are?