The issue is charged with a philosophical spirit, as teens survey how we pursue truth in many aspects of our lives. In The Big Question, a teen writer addresses the inherent value of truth through her encounter with ancient Greek thought. A feature article entitled, “The Age of Discovery,” explores the challenges of being authentic in high school. In Media, a long-time KidSpirit contributor from California reviews the book The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, delving into truth through the lens of culture. In Awesome Moments, a new contributor describes a life-changing moment of clarity watching a sunset in New Mexico with his family, while in Interfaith Connections, a teen from Maryland describes her search for truth from within her Catholic tradition. As always, original art accompanies the articles and is featured in the issue’s Table of Contents.
KidSpirit rolls new content out weekly. Among the many articles to be published later this quarter are a feature exploring superstition and belief, and two Interfaith Collections pieces examining truth, one from a Quaker in Maine, and another from a Muslim in Pakistan. In January KidSpirit publishes “There Is No Password,” a PerSpectives article by Rabbi Rami Shapiro, an award-winning author of over two dozen books. Rami received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, and holds a Ph.D. from Union Graduate School. A congregational rabbi for 20 years, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs One River Wisdom School, and is the host of “How to Be a Holy Rascal” on Unity Online Radio.
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