We are pleased to provide links to organizations that share KidSpirit’s mission to provide non-affiliated teaching resources to help parents, teachers and youth workers guide the spiritual development of young teens in a non-affiliated and inclusive manner.
The Center for Progressive Christianity (TCPC)
Promotes an understanding of Christian practice and teaching that leads to a greater concern about the way people treat each other than for the way people express their beliefs, the acceptance of all people, and a respect for all other religious traditions.
The Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence
A global initiative to advance the research and practice of human development, this organization’s site offers a searchable online library, reading lists and articles, a national events calendar, a blog and discussion board, and other useful information on young people’s spiritual development.
Consult 4 Kids
Consult 4 Kids is an online site dedicated to the development of people who work with youth, particularly those who work in the afterschool environment. C4K combines free services — social community, web chat, trouble shooting, tips and links, and opportunities to share student opinions, as well as annual paid subscriptions to Vocational Training, Online Instruction videos, and curriculum products for purchase. The C4K Team has a long history of work with youth, educators, families, and community. We believe there is no greater forum than afterschool to promote social change which ultimately helps social justice.
The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
The Council supports the moral and spiritual development of young people by providing resources and educational opportunities to elementary, middle, and secondary schools, offers a wealth of resources for educators and families.
Faith and Reason
Long one of Public Television’s leading voices, Bill Moyers dedicates his show Faith and Reason to thoughtful discussions about life’s biggest questions.
Harvard Pluralism Project
This unique and expansive project helps Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and resources.
InnerKids is a national organization that helps kids become more attentive and resilient. Features on their site include poetry, student artwork, and program information.
Interfaith Center of New York
The Interfaith Center of New York seeks to make New York City and the world safe for religious difference by increasing respect and mutual understanding among people of different faith, ethnic, and cultural traditions and by fostering cooperation among religious communities and civic organizations to solve common social problems.
Interfaith Voices Radio
Wilbur Award-winning public radio show hosted by Maureen Fiedler which examines the ways that religion informs our politics and culture.
Interfaith Youth Core
A nonprofit dedicated to building mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions, IFYC has a website that offers information about public advocacy, events, education and service opportunities, along with a blog, downloadable curricula and discussion guides.
The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™
A forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars.
Odyssey is the nation’s largest multi-faith media coalition with over 100 members, including faith groups, organizations and individuals. Its mission is to use electronic media to enrich spiritual life and build bridges of understanding among people of faith.
Omega Teen Camp
A unique summer program for teens ages 13-17, Omega Teen Camp is a summer camp program designed to help teenagers gain personal power, build self-confidence and self-esteem while learning a more peaceful, joyful, and positive way to live in this world.
Speaking of Faith
Public radio’s conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas, Speaking of Faith probes the many ways in which religious impulses inform every aspect of life and culture, nationally and globally. Click to hear podcasts and more.
Spirituality & Practice, founded by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site’s name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world’s religions and spiritual paths come together. While respecting the differences among traditions, Spirituality & Practice celebrates what they share in common.
Stress Free Kids
Lori Lite founder of Stress Free Kids presents Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Teen Relaxation Music CDs to help teens decrease stress, anger, and anxiety.
Success for Kids
The Success for Kids (SFK) Foundation is an international organization that fosters universal spiritual tools for all children of the world ages six and up. SFK teaches children how to take control of their lives by making wise choices, and the benefits of connecting to themselves, their community, and the world.
Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, blog, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art. With no staff writers or photographers, all of its content comes from teens. Teen Ink is distributed widely through classrooms, libraries and to thousands of homes across the country.
An online destination for people interested in creating and embracing many kinds of diversity, Tolerance.org has resources for teachers, parents, teens, and kids.
United Religions Initiative
The United Religions Initiative envisions that people from all different faiths can work together to make the world a better place for everyone. Click on “kids site” for interactive learning tools for youth.
KidSpirit Online is a free teen magazine & website for kids created by and for young people to tackle life’s big questions together. Teens share online writing, poetry, artwork, volunteer opportunities and examine their spiritual development in a non-affiliated and inclusive forum.