A Ridván Tale

April 19, 2018

The Bahá’í holiday of Ridván begins at sunset tomorrow (April 20, 2018). The festival lasts for 12 days and commemorates the 12-day period that Bahá’u’lláh spent in the Najibiyyih Garden of Baghdad before moving to Instanbul as an exile. During Bahá’u’lláh’s time in the garden, he hosted visitors while his family packed for the move. Most importantly, […]

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Interfaith Sunday School for April 22, 2018

April 18, 2018

The Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, April 22, 2018 can be found here. This post focuses on loving — not just in word — but also in deed, as found in this portion of the epistolary reading from 1 John, chapter 3. 3:17 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods […]

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Multifaith Mashup: For April 22, 2018

April 17, 2018

The Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, April 22, 2018 can be found here. This post focuses on loving — not just in word — but also in deed, as found in this portion of the epistolary reading from 1 John, chapter 3. 3:17 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s […]

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Lailat al Miraj

April 12, 2018

Miraj Mubarak! Tomorrow (April 13, 2018) is the Muslim holy day honoring the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey. In America, it is often called Lailat al Miraj, but it’s also known as Isra and Miraj, al Isra Wal Miraj, and other variations on those themes. The holiday commemorates a miraculous night in the life of Muhammad. […]

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Interfaith Sunday School for April 15, 2018

April 11, 2018

The Revised Common Lectionary Readings for this Sunday can be found here. This week’s Gospel passage is another story about Jesus’ post-resurrection visits to the disciples. In this version (Luke 24:36b-48), the disciples are gathered together, talking about the events during their recent walk to Emmaus. Jesus appears before them, says “Peace be with you,” […]

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Multifaith Mashup: For April 15, 2018

April 10, 2018

The Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, April 15, 2018 can be found here. This post focuses on gladness and safety, mentioned in Psalms 4:7-8. 4:7 You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound. 4:8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O […]

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The Golden Rule: Kids Books and Crafts

April 5, 2018

Today is Golden Rule Day! Since the Golden Rule shows up in all of the world’s major faith traditions, it’s a great interfaith topic to explore with kids. Here are a few book and craft ideas that we use in our program, which has kids ranging from Preschool through Middle School. Golden Rule Books There […]

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Interfaith Sunday School for Kids

April 4, 2018

The Revised Common Lectionary for Sunday, April 8, 2018 can be found here. This post provides Sunday School ideas for lessons/stories based on John 20:19-22. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked…Jesus came and stood among them […]

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Multifaith Mashup: For April 8, 2018

April 3, 2018

The Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, April 8, 2018 can be found here. This post provides ideas for 1 John 1:4-7. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there […]

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Expand Your Easter!

March 27, 2018

Getting tired of your same-old Easter celebration? Why not try something new? Kids will crack up while playing these shell-breaking games, and you might even add some new color to your holiday. Today’s Easter is full of pastel-colored eggs. But that is a relatively recent phenomenon — and one that has probably been influenced by […]

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