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A Prayer for the Change-Makers in America July 4 is Independence Day in the United States. Many Americans have mixed feelings about this day. As our friends at the Network of Spiritual Progressives wrote several years ago: "Faced with Ju…
One Last Letter for You, Santa By Maria Christian for KidSpirit’s The Word issue. Dear Santa, Your identity was revealed to me in a book. The book was written for people three times my age, but I read it because it had the…
Marking the Holidays The holidays have come and gone, and I find myself feeling in limbo. I should admit something. I'm known for my no-holds-barred, over-the-top Christmas decorating. But this past year I decided to gi…
Beauty in Judaism By Naomi Chasek-Macfoy for KidSpirit’s Beauty and the Senses issue I am a Jew, by heritage and ethnicity. No one in my family is particularly religious; I don’t think any of us believe in God…
Christmas and the Great Pregnancy During Advent, we wait for Christmas in the glow of burning candles: flames that stretch up into the darkness, as if in passionate plea. Our spirits burn, too, for we long for fresh manifestations o…
Return of the Light Last year I wrote about how I had trouble marking the holidays and found myself in limbo after the New Year. Going into this year's holiday season I once again was not feeling inspired or excited ab…
The Joy of Byzantine Catholicism By Chris Woods in the KidSpirit Happiness Issue I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Shortly after I was born, my family moved and we became parishioners at a Byzantine Catholic Church …
Unity and Diversity from a Ruthenian Catholic Perspective By Christopher Woods in the KidSpirit Unity and Division issue. A discussion of unity and diversity of anything should start at the very beginning — for me and many others, when Jesus Christ…
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…