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Faith Formation: Talking about Social Action/Justice/Engagement

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Children's Books

Kids learn how imagination gives them the power to connect to themselves and the world around them.          Change Sings  is brought to life by #1  New York Times  bestselling illustrator Loren Long, the artist behind Barack Obama’s children’s book  Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters . Written as a children’s anthem, Gorman’s book reminds the newest generation that they have the power to shape the word with their actions and voices.     Finding Beauty               Jayden’s Impossible Garden: timeless story about community and connection               Lulu’s story personalizes the struggles of children experiencing food insecurity and hunger.     Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe     Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too     Partner People: A Manna and Mercy Board Book            

Tweens & Teens

Frank Schaeffer, son of Francis Schaeffer, who created and shaped the evangelical political movement of the '80s, which brought us to today, shared this compelling video: part confession, part admonition. Important insight for creating helpful study and/or sermons.

Borders and Belonging     Image result for praying with our feet      

animal chapter books.jpg     Chapter books that inspire kids to heal the earth.     Chapter Books to Fuel Social Justice Movements

Young Adults & Adults

Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be     Picture of Everyone Must Eat     Picture of Faithful in Small Things     Humankind     Indispensable Church - Lifeway     Journey to the Common Good, Updated Edition

Websites

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An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Their Racial JusticeLGBTQIA+Gender and Environment pages are updated regularly with articles reflective of current events, issues, and practices.

 Presents How to Change the World with a Book Your Tweens Refuse to Read

Inspire your reluctant reader and use literature to do good! along with numerous fantastic book lists for raising compassionate, socially engaged kids (most of their lists are highlighted in these lib guides!).

[ ] Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power. The language can be raw, but the conversations will fuel small group discussions.

Episode 58: The Neoliberal Optimism Industry may be a good place to start (see transcript here).

Other Book Lists

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