Cover Stories—Hopes for Our Children

KENT NERBURN RETURNS

Kent Nerburn and his book A Letter to My Son

  • NEW ‘LETTERS’—The beloved author of the Native American classic Neither Wolf Nor Dog talks with ReadTheSpirit about one of the first books he wrote: Letters to My Son. Kent wrote that wise and inspiring book about parents and children 20 years ago and now has freshly updated Letters for a new generation. You’ll enjoy our in-depth interview with Kent Nerburn. (He also talks about plans for the upcoming feature film based on Neither Wolf Nor Dog.)

What can
children
hope to achieve
in our troubled world?

th Exhibition at Nobel Peace Center featuring Malala Yousafzai 2014 10 10

Nobel Agrees:
A Child Shall Lead Them …

Interfaith Peacemakers Mayerly Sanchez Malala Yousafzai Kailash Satyathi

BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH

th Bullying Is No Laughing Matter Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS and FOOD

th beets from the garden

INSPIRING FILMS
and EXCITING JOURNEYS

th Jeremy Renner in movie Kill the Messenger

th Rodney Curtis photo from Northern-Ireland-1

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Cover Story: Lend a hand in Bullying Prevention Month

TEAM UP; WE’LL MULTIPLY YOUR EFFORT

  • th Bullying Is No Laughing Matter with Jump StartCOVER STORY—October is National Bullying Prevention Month and our publishing house is making a special offer to encourage readers to “team up,” just as 36 national cartoonists have done in the amazing new book Bullying Is No Laughing Matter. We’re donating to the national PACER campaign—$1 for every book sold this month. Read about this special month—and special “team up” invitation—in this story.

th Neal Rubin and Gil Thorp

Do It Yourself Videos:
Do you use ‘em? Do you make ‘em?

th Do It Yourself YouTube video on repairing a Toro lawn mower

FOOD AND FESTIVALS: SUKKOT!

th Sukka-Hut-for-Harvest

th Pavlova wars Australia vs New Zealand

INTERFAITH PEACEMAKERS

th Interfaith Peacemakers Howard Thurman Rabbi Joseph Gelberman Berlin House of One

FAITH & FILM: Great Movies; Provocative Questions

th October issue of Visual Parables magazine study guides for Love Is Strange Maze Runner and more

Jane Wells on Yellow Flicker Beat in Hunger Games Mockingjay

 

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Cover Story: Good News from Detroit

WE’VE NEVER SEEN A BOOK LAUNCH LIKE THIS!

th launch of This Far by Faith by Faith Fowler of Cass Publishing

YOM KIPPUR

THE HAJJ and MORE HOLIDAYS

  • th Hajj-Grand-MosqueTHE HAJJ—Read all about the annual pilgrimage by millions of Muslims to Mecca, including news this year about ebola precautions and other fascinating details about this enormous global event.
  • EID AL-ADHA—Story coming this week.
  • ALL THE HOLIDAYS—Share this useful link to our entire calendar of stories about worldwide observances: www.InterfaithHolidays.com
  • SPECIAL OCTOBER THEMES—There’s something for everyone here! Clergy are honored this month; it’s National Arts and Humanities Month; it’s a month for raising awareness about breast cancer—and about the need to prevent bullying. (And, psst! We’ve got a special month-long offer in this column to help with the anti-bullying effort!)

PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

th Praying Young Man in Stained Glass WindowSociologist Wayne Baker reports on a new Gallup poll that’s causing a buzz among political commentators. What seems like an issue settled decades ago continues to be widely popular with Americans.

BULLYING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

th Luann comic strip by Greg Evans from Bullying Is No Laughing Matter

INTERFAITH PEACEMAKERS

th Jewish Interfaith Peacemakers Anne Frank Ephraim Isaac and Martin Buber

Soon, we will be returning to other themes that readers are widely reading and sharing, including out profiles of peacemakers 100 years ago in the First World War. If you have would like to propose a peacemaker profile—ancient or contemporary—email us at ReadTheSpirit@gmail.com

FAITH, FILM … AND MORE

th Photo from Love Is Strange

VISUAL PARABLES—More than 1,000 faith-and-film reviews, updated nearly every day.

SUZY FARBMAN—In the Godsigns column, a dream of angels still inspires a nurse’s life.

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Rosh Hashanah 5775: All of us need times of renewal

COVER STORY:
TIMELESS WISDOM OF ROSH HASHANAH

th Marcia Falk and The Days Between

OUR VALUES:
WHAT SHOULD WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN?

th Classroom photo in WikimediaOurValues creator, University of Michigan sociologist Wayne Baker, reports on fascinating new research into what Americans say we should be teaching our children.

BULLYING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

th Rip Haywire Bullying Is No Laughing MatterThis week’s new comic (and activity guide for adults to use with kids) is Dan Tompson’s Rip Haywire.

CELEBRATING JEWISH PEACEMAKERS

th Interfaith Peacemakers Haym Salomon Henrietta Szold Stephen WiseDaniel Buttry’s popular Interfaith Peacemakers department marks Rosh Hashanah by celebrating a trio of Jewish peacemakers.

HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS

th Meskel-kids-Addis-Ababa-EthiopiaEnjoy all of our Holiday stories at www.InterfaithHolidays.com

GREAT FILMS
AND GREAT STORIES

th The movie The DropFaith-and-film writer Edward McNulty has a wide array of new reviews this week in his Visual Parables department.

And we also have great new stories from these popular columnists …

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Phyllis Tickle interview: The Spirit is moving … change is coming

COVER STORY: PHYLLIS TICKLE & ‘AGE OF SPIRIT’

th Phyllis Tickle and her book The Age of the Spirit

ARE YOU AFRAID OF WAR?

th Spread of ISIL in the Middle EastOUR VALUES, the online project created by University of Michigan sociologist Dr. Wayne Baker, is devoting this week—with all of its war-related headlines—to exploring the values shaping our attitudes toward war. (These values also are part of Dr. Baker’s powerful new book, United America.)

th Interfaith Peacemakers WWI centennial Edith Cavell Pope Francis Ernst BarlachINTERFAITH PEACEMAKERS publishes Pope Francis’s moving message about the danger of war as the pope reflects on lessons the world should have learned 100 years ago in World War I.

STOP BULLYING WITH A ‘FENCE OF FRIENDS’

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FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT

th Fresh Green Beans

FAITH AND FILM

th New Mockingjay Movie trailer

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Latest research on congregational growth: It’s about relationships

COVER STORY: WELCOMING BACK YOUNG ADULTS

01 Cover Got Religion by Naomi Schaefer Riley for Templeton

STAR-SPANGLED HOLIDAYS!

02 Star-Spangled-Banner-sheet-music

ALLIES AT SCHOOL:
‘BULLYING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER’

03 Bullying Is No Laughing Matter

FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT

04 Good and Cheap cookbook cover

  • A FREE (AND VERY PRACTICAL) COOKBOOK—“FeedTheSpirit” columnist Bobbie Lewis reports on an inspiring effort by Leanne Brown to create a tasty cookbook using ingredients commonly provided in the SNAP (or “foodstamps”) program. What’s more: Leanne is providing this cookbook free to help improve the quality of life and nutrition in communities everywhere.
  • GODSIGNS—”GodSigns” columnist Suzy Farbman knows that “Relationships Are Complicated” in millions of American families. In a special series, she writes about her own relationship with her father whose conversion experience touched off years of … well, complexity. Part 1 and now Part 2.

INTERFAITH PEACEMAKERS

Interfaith Peacemakers trio

FAITH AND FILM

05 Ed McNulty Visual Parables September 2014 issue

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Author Matthew Fox helps us connect with spiritual allies

1 Matthew Fox and his coverCOVER STORY …
CONNECT WITH SPIRITUAL ALLIES

  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MATTHEW FOX—For the start of a new “school year,” our first major author interview welcomes world-famous inspirational author Matthew Fox. If you’ve never heard the name “Meister Eckhart” before, then you’re in for a treat. Over the past 30 years, Matthew Fox has lived through turbulent changes in the Catholic church. But, today, his strong support of classic Catholic mystics, including Eckhart, is providing deep wisdom for our weary world. Whatever your faith may be, you’ll enjoy this fascinating connect-the-dots interview with Matt Fox!

2 Interfaith Peacemakers Rabbi Heschel Thich Nhat Hanh Rumi

ALLIES AT SCHOOL:
‘BULLYING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER’

3 Pickles comic in Bullying Is No Laughing Matter

BANNED BOOKS,
AND PROVOCATIVE MOVIES

4 Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 poster

HOLIDAYS and FESTIVALS

5 Hispanic front cover web res

FOOD FOR BODY & SOUL

6 Rice in Hands

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