Shinto Goddesses

by Vicki Garlock on March 20, 2018

This week, with Women’s History Month as our inspiration, we’re focusing on goddess in some of the lesser-known indigenous traditions. Yesterday, we featured two Hawaiian goddesses: Pele and Poli’ahu. Today, we explore two Shinto goddesses. Shinto, which means “Way of the Gods,” is Japan’s traditional religion. While the Japanese are becoming increasingly secular, a huge percentage […]


Goddesses of Hawaii

by Vicki Garlock on March 19, 2018

This week, as part of our ongoing series for Women’s History Month, we’re exploring goddesses. Many folks know about the goddesses of the ancient Greek and Egyptian pantheons, but many other indigenous traditions also adore their female deities. In fact, most goddess customs exist because people refused to let them vanish into the annals of […]


Saints? They Come from the East, Too

March 15, 2018

This weekend, millions of people from around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Some people will surely honor the saint by attending mass, but many more will simply wear something green and drink beer with an Irish-sounding name. We’re not doing any of those things. Instead, since it is also Women’s History Month, we […]

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Saints? They’re Not All Men

March 13, 2018

Yeah…I know St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, but it’s about time we start recognizing that there are saints in many faith traditions AND that many of them are women. Yesterday’s focus was saints in the Hindu tradition. Today, it’s female saints in the Christian/Catholic tradition. While Joan of Arc and Mother Teresa are probably the […]

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Saints? They Aren’t Just Christian

March 12, 2018

This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day. Officially known as the Feast Day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, it has become quite the cultural holiday, with a huge percentage of Americans deciding they really are Irish after all — at least for one day. While many people associate saintly feast days with the […]

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Women in Kids’ Lit. — Books on Hinduism

March 9, 2018

We hope you’re enjoying this week’s posts on women authors/illustrators who write kids books about the world’s faith traditions. So far, we’ve shared kids books about Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. Today, we’ll focus on Hinduism. Hindu storybooks generally focus on one of three topics: 1) popular Hindu holidays, 2) various Hindu deities, and 3) tales […]

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Women in Kids’ Lit. — Books on Judaism

March 7, 2018

With Women’s History Month as our inspiration, we are highlighting women authors/illustrators who create kids books about the world’s faith traditions. Today, we’re focusing on Judaism. For our related post about kids books on Islam, click here. And for our post about kids books on Buddhism, click here. There are SO many kids books about […]

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Women in Kids’ Lit. — Books on Buddhism

March 6, 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are spending the first week in March highlighting women authors and illustrators who create amazing kids’ books about the world’s faith traditions. Yesterday’s post focused on Islamic books for kids. Today, we’ll look at books that teach kids about Buddhism. Kerry Lee Maclean is probably the most widely-known […]

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Women in Kids’ Lit. — Books on Islam

March 5, 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and Faith Seeker Kids is excited to offer our spin on that theme for the next few weeks! First up…female authors and illustrators who create fantastic books for kids about the world’s faith traditions. There are plenty of great books out there, so we have plenty to share.  We’ll start with […]

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The Holi Widows

March 2, 2018

Today is Holi! Most people know it as the joyful Hindu holiday that greets the arrival of spring, offers gratitude for a plentiful harvest, and encourages the tossing of colored powder on anything and everything. Vibrant images of multi-colored faces doused in powder appear on the internet, and everyone looks happy and carefree. It’s a […]

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