One conference won’t change the world, but it can spread hope

October 28, 2015

The long line snaked past the shoe cubbies and head-covering bins. It terminated well outside the exhibit hall as hundreds of people ate—or waited to eat—lunch. Arriving a bit earlier or a bit later would have made no difference. Everyone wanted to be part of this spiritual practice, and we were no exception. Friendly young […]

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Faith Seeker Kids: a Very Brief History

October 7, 2015

Faith, then, is a quality of human living. At its best it has taken the form of serenity and courage and loyalty and service: a quiet confidence and joy which enable one to feel at home in the universe, and to find meaning in the world and in one’s own life, a meaning that is […]

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Storytelling: It’s not just for Grown-ups

October 2, 2015

Even the silliest folk tale taps into what we are as spiritual beings. We step into a magical space, share our hearts … and connect as beautiful creatures of God’s creation. -Pam Faro Everyone loves a story. A child, recently-bathed with teeth brushed and damp hair drying into awkward tufts on a bedtime pillow … […]

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Interfaith Connections during Sukkot

September 21, 2015

Once again, we’re in the midst of the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah happened last week, Yom Kippur starts tomorrow at sundown, and Sukkot begins next weekend. Kid-friendly lessons, crafts, and activities are abundant for all three holidays, but Sukkot provides unique opportunities for making connections with other faith traditions. And since Sukkot lasts 8 days, […]

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History of Faith Seeker Kids

August 5, 2015

This week’s blog post is actually Part I in a three-part series on Faith Seeker Kids for The Biblical Storytellers. The Network of Biblical Storytellers, Int’l. is an ecumenical, inclusive, and welcoming group of pastors, Christian educators, and laity. They are dedicated to studying and performing the sacred stories of the biblical tradition. They are […]

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Meditation for Kids: Learning to be Still

July 29, 2015

This post was first published in the July, 2015 edition of The Interfaith Observer. “It’s important for all of us to learn to be still… Really, it’s better to learn as a child.” Rev. Teijo Munnich, Great Tree Zen Temple The oldest child in the room happened to be my son. He was seven years […]

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Multifaith Mashup: Moon

July 8, 2015

This post was first published on July 5th for Interfaith Ramadan 2015. O moon-faced Beloved, the month of Ramadan has arrived. Cover the table and open the path of praise. (“Ramadan” by Rumi as found in The Pocket Rumi) The lunar crescent. It signals the start of a new month and has become a symbol of […]

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Raising Global Citizens: R is for Religion!

June 18, 2015

We’re so excited to be part of Raising Global Citizens A-Z, the wonderful brain-child of The Creative World of Varya. Each day, from June 1st -26th, contributors post about a topic related to a letter of the alphabet. We chose R – for Religion – since knowing about faith practices from around the world is an essential part […]

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Multifaith Monday 5/25/15

May 25, 2015

Last weekend, our Jewish friends celebrated Shavuot, a grain harvest festival that also commemorates God giving the Torah to the Israelites. Yesterday was also the Christian holy day of Pentecost, which is literally the Greek word for Shavuot. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other […]

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Interfaith Blog Blast 5/22/15

May 22, 2015

Here are our top 3 faith-/interfaith-related blog picks for the last week. Enjoy! The Faith of the Yezidis A Daily Puja from the Hindu Tradition Why Religion will Dominate the 21st Century  

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