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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.

We invite you to read our Founding Editor’s message about each issue of KidSpirit Magazine.

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Is truth absolute? How do we recognize what is true? How can we access our truest selves? These questions reappear at every stage of life and are the vortex of KidSpirit’s global community of truth-seekers in this issue. In the Big Question—Does Truth Have Inherent Value?—Sofiy Inck provides an anchor to the myriad approaches to

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Beauty is most often associated with our sense of sight. But as this issue’s PerSpectives contributor musician Frank Fitzpatrick so aptly writes, “Those qualities we aspire to most – love, faith, sense of purpose and spiritual connection – exist in the realm of the Unseen.” In our Beauty and the Senses issue, KidSpirit contributors venture

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KidSpirit’s bold exploration of the “The Soul of Gender” reflects both the changing landscape of today’s culture and the eternal questions of our relationship to self and the other. This issue elicits passion, depth, and thoughtful investigation from myriad angles. From a look at gender roles in society, religion, and media to inner inquiry, KidSpirit’s

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Brave civilians. Firemen. Ai Weiwei.  Ernest Shackleton. You.  Which of these people is a hero?  In this issue of KidSpirit, our increasingly global community of contributors examine the heroic in disparate times and places. In the Big Question, Khalid Husain grapples with the changing attitudes towards figures whose actions are hailed as heroic in one

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In plunging into a theme about what we call the “Ultimate Reality,” the “Almighty,” or, somewhat more whimsically, the “Great Pumpkin,” KidSpirit’s Ed Board is characteristically undaunted. It is impossible, of course, to do anything more than scratch the surface of an idea that could be repeated and expanded infinitely. KidSpirit contributors from all corners

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When adults imagine teens and money, they might picture kids buying music, going to a local mall or babysitting — not grappling with the ideas explored in this issue, Money and Value. The topic can be polarizing and uncomfortable, but it had a magnetic appeal to the Ed Board and clearly enticed our contributors near

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Thoreau wrote, “Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.” The paradox of the eternal and the temporal is at the core of this issue of KidSpirit,

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The Editorial Board knows that kids feel strongly about education. After all, you’re in school six or more hours a day, five days a week. At its best, school can be exciting, challenging, and fun; at its worst it can sap the confidence and joy out of life. Our educational experiences are critical in our

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  How do we live in accordance with our deepest beliefs and aspirations? Do we develop a moral sensibility as we grow or are we born with it? In choosing the theme of ethics and morality, the KidSpirit Editorial Board invites us to delve into one of the thorniest and most worthwhile topics, honing in

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In this issue’s Big Question, writer Allie McIntosh muses that years ago the meadow where she is penning her article “held the most spectacular inspiration.” Now, she wonders, “Where are the words and the colors that used to dance around my head in a flurry of excitement and wonder?” What is the imagination? What is

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