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Our World: An Interdependent Web By Anna Zimmer in the KidSpirit Climate Change issue. I was not raised in a family where religion played a big role. I have always known that both my parents were Christians at one point in th…
Laughter in My Heart By Meenu Ravi for the KidSpirit Exploring Humor Issue Laughter is the world’s most common language. I can’t imagine life without laughter. It’s like cake without the yummy frosting. I t…
My Courageous Christian Spirit By Andrew Unthank for KidSpirit's The Adventurous Spirit issue. The Bible and its message have been in my life as long as I can remember. I have had the privilege of growing up in a Christian …
Celebration of Eid al-Fitr See the complete cartoon from above. by Saim Alam for KidSpirit's Rituals & Traditions issue. Eid al-Fitr means the celebration of the end of Ramadan and giving donations to those in need in …
Evolving Gender Roles in the Vedas By Nimai Agarwal for KidSpirit's The Soul of Gender Issue. For those who don’t know, the Vedas are ancient Hindu scriptures, a vast collection of knowledge that stretches over many subjects, co…
Celebrating Diwali By Prerna Chaterjee for KidSpirit’s Rituals and Traditions issue. The autumn sun warmed up my bare arms and legs. Looking up, I saw the turquoise sky and the ragged clouds. I walked to the othe…
Catholicism and Child's Play by Megan Kelleher My first memory of my Catholic faith was not an out-of-body experience, an ethereal dream of God, or a sacred conversation with the Lord. My first memory of faith was Easter Su…
Blending Two Perspectives By Kushan V. Mehta Throughout the time that humans have inhabited the planet, many have pondered life’s big questions. One that puzzles all of us even today is, “What is our aim on this plan…
Basket on the River By Zainab Umarfor KidSpirit's Storytelling and Narrative issue. Almost as if it were part of the story itself, I can recall the day my mother told us the tale of Hazrat Musa like it happened jus…
An Unexpected Path to Heroism By Sharon Lin for KidSpirit’s issue on The Heroic Spirit. Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s bi…