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The Best of KidSpirit Online, Volume III, is a compendium of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and imaginative work by young people. KidSpirit is an online magazine and community for 11- to 17-year-olds. The volume contains work by over 40 youth from 11 states and 5 countries, including the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, and China. Articles were edited by seven editorial boards made up of over 50 young people. The volume represents diverse global voices engaging in conversation on themes rich with meaning: education, time, money, God, heroism, gender, beauty, and truth.
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The Best of KidSpirit Online, Volume II
KidSpirit Online, the award-winning nonprofit magazine and community created by and for teens, presents a compilation of outstanding articles, poetry, and art by youth published in its second year online. Created and edited entirely by young people, the Best of KidSpirit Online, Volume II, presents teen writing on topics ranging from Conflict and Peacemakers, Humor, Creativity and Imagination, and Ethics and Morality. Adult contributors featured in KidSpirit’s PerSpectives columns in the volume include (among others) Dr. Marc Gopin, James H. Laue Professor and Director of George Mason University’s Center on Religion, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution; and Young Adult writer Adele Griffin, author of over 20 books for young people. The 115-page volume is printed in full color, and is entirely ad-free. Discussion guides for teachers and youth workers are included in the back, along with activities to get young people talking about the substantive topics covered in the volume.
The Best of KidSpirit Online, Volume I
112 pages of the best teen writing, poetry and art on the Web and 2012 Wilbur Award Winner, The Best of KidSpirit Online, Vol. 1, features the most reflective, inspiring content published by youth at KidSpirit Online in its first year online. What do teens think about cheating? How do youth approach depression or becoming vegetarian? How do traditional religious backgrounds influence young people’s choices and character development? Teens answer these questions and more in articles from KidSpirit’s first five online issues: Competition & Achievement, Rituals & Traditions, The Body in Balance, Finding Your Spirit in Art, and The Question of Meaning.
Roots of Spirit
Our premiere issue explores our connection to the earth from many points of view. Features include articles on climate change, science, Tai Chi, and an interview with a professor of food studies. In his PerSpectives article, Clifford Duncan, leader of the Northern Ute Indian tribe, shares a Ute Creation myth. A special feature by Matthew Fox, theologian and Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award winner addresses the “Interfaith Roots of Spirit.”
Spirit and Materialism
Vol. 1, Issue 1
Our first quarterly issue examines the apparent conflict between our materialistic culture and our deepest values. Featuring a Kids’ Guide to Advertising, a teen diary about boredom, and articles about food miles and happiness. Lama Surya Das, called the American Lama by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Centers, writes our PerSpectives piece, and tells a Tibetan Teaching story about “The Search for Happiness.”
Myth and Meaning
Vol. 1, Issue 2
In this issue we look at the power of myth in human history and in our lives today. One feature explores the history of archetypes, another delves into Aboriginal myths. Four writers tell us about their favorite mythical figure: Merlin, Odysseus, Loki and Quetzalcoatl. The PerSpectives article by Jonathan Young, PhD, founder of the Center for Story and Symbol and the Joseph Campbell Archives, discusses the role of mythic stories in self discovery and mentoring.
Science and Spirit
Vol. 1, Issue 3
This exciting issue examines the dance of science and spirit: how it has evolved and how it continues to do so. Feature writers ask if science can explain religion, what science can tell us about the effects of meditation, whether there is a limit to what we should know, the pros and cons of genetic modification, and mysticism. The PerSpectives article by Gary Zukav, author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters and the Seat of the Soul addresses how science can help us understand our inner growth.
Change and Loss
Vol. 1, Issue 4
Perhaps the experience most central to life — change and its attendant loss — is made palpable for us all in this probing issue. Feature articles explore divorce, moving, cultural traditions surrounding mourning, and the death of a grandparent. The issue includes an excerpt from Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now with an introduction by a KidSpirit Editor. PerSpectives author Julie Ross, Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, asks how much we should cling to loss, and to what extent change helps us grow.
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