Interfaith Connections

KidSpirit Online is a free teen magazine & website for kids created by and for young people to tackle life’s big questions together. Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. Enjoy these perspectives, and be sure to submit your poetry, artwork and writing for future issues of KidSpirit.

One Last Letter for You, Santa

by Maria Christian

Dear Santa, Your identity was revealed to me in a book. The book was written for people three times my age, but I read it because it had the word Christmas on the cover and I loved Christmas more than anything. Believing in you until I was 11 is pretty good, I think — it’s

Read the rest…

Trapped

by David Wiegn

I am lost in a world of increasing religious fundamentalism. All around me, religion remains powerful, and I feel helpless. At my high school in Dallas, Texas, teaching evolution remains a touchy subject, even this far into the 21st century. Numerous school clubs and charities spread Christianity as primary goals. Recently, my high school has

Read the rest…

Patience Rewards

by Ammarah M. Imran

It was already 7:30 a.m. I was about to be late for school. My mom had been calling me, worried that I might miss breakfast. I still had to comb my hair and was frantically looking for my brush. My younger sister and I share a room, and she was already enjoying breakfast downstairs. I called

Read the rest…

The Soul and The Mind: An Indian Outlook on Progress

by Swastika Harsh Jajoo

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks: How does your faith or

Read the rest…

Finding Comfort in Numbers

by Celie Johnson

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks: Do the symbols, or significance

Read the rest…

Two Traditions: A Multitude of Symbols

by Sanya Kochhar

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks: Do the symbols, or significance

Read the rest…

Humanity’s Search for Life and Love

by Opal Tang

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks:   Do the symbols, or

Read the rest…

Growing Spiritually

by Sam Morrison

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks: What does your faith or

Read the rest…

Faith in Myself

by Shikha Vinodanandan

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks: What does your faith or

Read the rest…

Growing Towards My Future

by Elly Goetz

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions. In each issue, three teens from different backgrounds respond to a question posed by the Editorial Board, based on the theme. This quarter the Ed Board asks: What does your faith or

Read the rest…