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Children and Religion

Where Do Our Children Feel Safe?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Few people would disagree that we've become a divided society with our own thoughts and beliefs taking precedence over tolerance and understanding. But what is it doing to our children?

When Our Children Ask About God

Common Ground News Service | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

As a Muslim American parent, I have unique struggles in the post 9/11 landscape. But like parents of any faith, I want my daughter to find in her faith a place of comfort and security, a refuge from harshness.

'God Is the Clouds'

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

The teacher had acted out the story of Noah and the ark. Simon told us about how God created the flood, and then God made the wind and the sun that dried up the rain. "So what is God?" I asked. "God is the clouds," he said.

Slurping Kitten Teaches Kids About Forgiveness

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

This year, my son learned more than he ever has about what it means to seek forgiveness after he does something wrong.

Is Our Son's Growing Appetite for Judaism about Religion or Community?

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

What does my son get out of attending services? Is it spirituality? Is it comfort? I'm not entirely sure, and he's not old enough to articulate it. Whatever it is, our son is developing an appetite for temple, and as his enthusiasm grows, so does mine.

A Decade Later, Catholic Anger, Defections Over Abuse Not Letting Up

David Briggs | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

No matter how much some individuals would like to put the sexual abuse scandal behind them, they can no longer appeal to an obedient laity to ignore or downplay the crimes, according to new research.

Parting The Red Sea With My Dad And My Atheist Daughter

Mira Sucharov | Posted 06.09.2011 | Religion
Mira Sucharov

With Passover around the corner, my thoughts turn to how to make the story of the Exodus come alive for my kids. But it's not so simple. My almost-7-year-old daughter is an atheist.