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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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Six High Ideals "Rosh Ha-Shanah is a time for us to contemplate our highest ideals and our actual behavior. We make amends to ourselves, to one another, and to God for the gap." So writes Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artso…
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…