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Interfaith Children

Interfaith Generation: Rev. Erik Martínez Resly

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

The Sanctuaries, DC. Photo by Erik Martínez Resly We are still fighting the myth that interfaith children grow up to be lost and confused. Rev. Eri...

7 Books for Interfaith Children: Hanukkah AND Christmas

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Once upon a time, December holiday books for children focused on either Christmas, or Hanukkah. Now, many children grow up in Jewish families celebr...

The Nones (Including Interfaith Kids) Are Alright: A Book Review

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith families celebrating two or more religions are not actually "religious nones." I sometimes describe my people as religious maximalists in...

Rabbis in Interfaith Relationships: A Personal Response

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

I am informally connected to a growing network of clergy partnered with people from other (or no) religions. These brave souls prove every day that you can be a passionate leader in your own religion, and love someone from another religion.

Let Us Check More Than One Religion Box

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Imagine for a moment that you are a teenager, arriving at college for your first year, and that you come from an interfaith family. Perhaps you were raised in one religion, but now, you feel drawn to explore the other religion.

Letter To An Interfaith Child

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Katz Miller

As an interfaith child, you are a bridge-builder, a peacemaker, an interfaith ambassador in a world still marked by religious hatred and violence. We are raising you to go out and explain one religious world to the other.

7 Ways For Interfaith Families To Find Community

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Susan Katz Miller

Even though we bridge contrasting theologies, many interfaith families still seek the benefits of religious community: a place for children to gain religious literacy, a place to reflect and sing and experience rituals together, a source of support in times of trouble.

My Favorite Religions: Interfaith Family Perspective

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

If your parents are of two religions, and they love each other, and they love you, then you are more likely to have warm feelings for both religions, and for multiple religions beyond your own family.

7 Myths About Raising Interfaith Kids

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Katz Miller

This time of year, many interfaith families are preparing to feast on latkes, light Hanukkah candles at the Thanksgiving table and then move on to making Christmas cookies. But beyond holiday celebrations, is it a good idea to raise kids in two religions?

Reza Aslan and Jessica Jackley: A Muslim and Christian Interfaith Family

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Reza Aslan's book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, had already reached the bestseller list when a video clip of the author went viral...

December Dilemma: Maccabees vs. The Elves

Michele Somerville | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I have been so busy preparing for Hannukah and Christmas that I have, thus far, pushed away the urge to weigh the quandry "interfaith" couples find themselves in this time of year.

8 Reasons My Interfaith Family Celebrates Hanukkah And Christmas

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Our pathway is controversial: not every interfaith couple can or should choose both religions for their children. But we believe that both Christian and Jewish stories and rituals can be inspirational.

Raising My Interfaith Children With Hope: 10 Years After 9/11

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

A decade later, both my children are teenagers, young people who have grown up with the constant threat of terror, and under the weight of seemingly endless war.

Why Include Interfaith Children In Interfaith Dialogue?

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith children, natural experts in this field, have not been officially welcomed, whether in high-level interfaith dialogue between religious institutions or in more local grassroots interfaith activism.