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Desmond Tutu on Animal Welfare In an article on www.Huffingtonpost.com, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is quoted in his first major statement on animal welfare. He is already known for his anti-apartheid activism and his outspo…
What God Is By Hannah Berkowitz for KidSpirit’s issue on The Word. When I was 13, in the midst of preparing for my bat mitzvah, I decided I didn't believe in God. I walked into my rabbi's office for our we…
Grow into Your Ideals Humanitarian Wisdom Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them. — Albert Schweitzer, physician and theologian Protestant Wisdom Be not proud of race, face, place or grace.…
Jewels of India By Niti Majethia for KidSpirit's Beauty and the Senses issue. I was born and raised in Mumbai, India, a country full of different traditions and values. India has a caste system with different…
To Be and Do Something New "The spiritual practice of transformation holds within its wide embrace the personal renewals that come with a spiritual awakening, a conversion, a mystical epiphany, or an enlightenment. It cove…
A Prayer for those in the Path of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and continued making its way up the Eastern seaboard of the United States where hurricane warnings we…
Holy Knees I remember in kindergarten singing and stretching to the rollicking song, "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." What a lark it was to sense my body's amazing flexibility. At that early age there were i…
A Prayer about Heaven God of Heaven and Earth, we give thanks for all the ways in which you reveal yourself to us in both ordinary and extraordinary ways. Polls: A Harris Poll finds that while a strong majority (74 %…
"B" Is for Beauty “To participate in Beauty is to come into the presence of the Holy." — John O’Donohue Beauty as a Holy Sanctuary Beauty is a holy sanctuary where heaven and earth greet each…
A Taste of God Everyday Spirituality Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances. …