Interfaith Educational Resources for Young People –Free Online

This abundance of youth resources – collected from around the world – is very encouraging in terms of the future.

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The Mystic Bible

Every once in awhile, we come across resources that are not easily available to our global readership and we feel l it necessary to support and offer them. This kind of creative work we support helps people all along the spectrum understand our intent and theology. The Mystic Bible is perfectly balanced on the progressive spectrum, meaningful for people who are deeply connected to the stories of the Bible, mystical and poetic, and yet innovative and theologically progressive.

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From Roots to Branches, Spiritual Affirmations and Stories

Every parent and educator will welcome the blend of multicultural tales, biographies, universal spirituality, and original fun adventures of children who could live on your street. Expansive, respectful, real, and warm with kindness, these stories offer possibilities for life to children and adults who feel in their heart that they belong to a larger reality.

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The Spiritual Child

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

In “The Spiritual Child”, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality:

* are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances
* are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers
* are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex
* have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success.

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Sophie, Milo and the Great Change

Have you ever seen a willabee? “What’s a willabee?” you might ask. Well, if you’ve ever been outside chasing a butterfly or climbing a tree or hiking through the woods, I’ll bet some willabees have probably spotted you! They love children most of all and want your world to be beautiful and exciting.

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Allies for Atheists: Why and How?

In the US, now is a better time to be an atheist than ever. A serious candidate for the presidency has declared on national television that he does not believe in God. The percentage of declared atheists and religiously unaffiliated people in America has risen substantially in recent years. To lack or reject religion is becoming considerably more socially acceptable.

That’s why the non-religious, and avowed atheists in particular, need theistic allies to defend them, more than ever.

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Little Bear – Winter Solstice – Snowbound (Video)

This lovely video would be wonderful to share with the little ones during Winter time. Little Bear is an educational Canadian children’s animated series based on the Little Bear series of books written by Else Holmelund Minarik, and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

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Sunday School: Religious Indoctrination, Or An Invitation To Exploration?

Children will experience enough obstacles in life; there’s no reason to start them off with a sense of guilt, fear, and a lack of freedom to make their own choices.

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Ages and Ages: Divisionary (Do the Right Thing) Music Video

Do the right thing, do the right thing, do it all the time, do it all the time. Make yourself right, never mind them. Don’t you know you’re not the only one suffering. I hear a higher calling, better here than there I guess so long.

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Blow Your Whistle

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Blow your whistle, beat your drum,
God’s new way is full of fun.
Have a party, bake a cake,
Everyone should celebrate.

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Thank You God

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Thank you God for this beautiful Earth.
Thank you God for the wonder of life.
Thank you God for the blessing of love.

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As Well as a Bed

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

As well as a bed
We need an inner space where stillness lives.
As well as a roof
We need the shelter loving gives.

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Beneath My Skin

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Beneath my skin
I’m flesh and bone;
There’s more to me than you can see.

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Life Is for Living Now

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Life is for living now;
Not moaning or groaning,
Avoiding, disowning,
Life is for living now ! (WOW)

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I’m Glad I’m Alive

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

I’m glad I’m alive, I’m glad that I see
There’s never been anyone quite like me.

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I Am a Lovable Person

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

I am a lovable person,
One of the children of God.
I shall enjoy being myself
Even though some think I’m odd.

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When I Dream

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

When I dream I see the grumpy people smile
And the crying people wipe away their tears.

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Everything Is Changing

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Everything is changing
Like the butterflies
Grow from eggs so tiny
To their adult size.

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