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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…
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…
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…
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 …
The Tree of Change By Hannah Schuett for KidSpirit's Reality and Perception Issue. In my culturally diverse family, I am exposed to many different customs in my day-to-day life, which has made me appreciate diverse…
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…
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…
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…