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Faith Formation: ...with Tweens & Teens

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

Books

The AOC Generation     Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     Borders and Belonging     Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman     Diary of a Young Naturalist     Flip It Like This!     The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus     Main_lend_a_hand_cover     Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing          Practicing     Image result for praying with our feet     Read This to Get Smarter     Rolling Warrior     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Collected Poems          To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope      

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Curricula, Webinars, & Training

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Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet

The Our Angry Eden Discussion Guide is perfect for church groups, book clubs, and individual study.

CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

Upside Down Living

Other Book Lists

Doing Good Together encourages families to explore Our [Nation's] Storied History with children to empower all kids with stories that inspire civic engagement and a hunger for justice; includes picture books and books for teens and adults.

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Doing Good Together encourages parents in

Raising Engaged Humans: A Book List for Big-Hearted Parents

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Doing Good Together offers families Tools to Raise Ethical, Engaged Citizens, including Service Projects, Videos, Reflection Tools, and Book Lists for Young Change Makers and Their Families.

Websites, Articles, & Podcasts

Diana Butler Bass offers essential insights in New Old-Time Religion: Shall the Fundamentalists Win This Time?

GOOD DOCS

GoodDocs offers high quality streaming video documentaries and speakers covering a range of topics through diverse lenses.

1- to 3-year subscriptions are available for congregations.

See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.

Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble encourages using The Subversive Way of Love when engaging in social justice efforts.

The Spiritual Edge

USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and KALW's The Spiritual Edge podcast shares its first season, Sacred Steps: intimate profiles of activists and humanitarians challenging the status quo. From a COVID ward in Boston, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, each episode connects listeners to the struggles and hopes of individuals giving everything for the wellbeing of others. Listen to the trailer here.

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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).

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.