Interfaith Educational Resources Spring 2018

Written by Lisa Patriquin

Dr. Lisa Patriquin, as The Guibord Center’s Program Director for Youth and Young Adults, develops programs for children, youth and young adults of many faith traditions. She forms partnerships with schools to increase religious and interfaith literacy, and promote open discourse about religion and spirituality as an aspect of identity.

For Kids and Families

Faith by Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis and Cynthia Won.  Picture book with beautiful color photos and simple language that features children praying, celebrating holy days, clothing, initiation into their faith traditions, ritual cleansing, etc. With a useful glossary in the back.

https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Global-Children-Books-Paperback/dp/1580891780

Who Counts?  100 Sheep, 10 Coins and 2 Sons By Amy-Jill Levine (Author), Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (author) and Margaux Meganck (Illustrator)

Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. As young readers count to help the characters find what s missing, Who Counts? teaches that every one of us counts in God’s eyes and that everyone should feel counted.

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Counts-Sheep-Coins-Sons/dp/0664262740

The Spanish version  available on January 17, 2018

¿Quién Cuenta? 100 Ovejas,10 Monedas, y 2 Hijos. 

https://www.amazon.com/¿Quién-cuenta-ovejas-monedas-hijos/dp/0664264069

Ten Amazing People and How They Changed the World by Maura Shaw, with forward by Robert Coles (interfaith literacy)

Tells the impact of ten spiritual leaders from several faith traditions who have inspired people all over the world.

https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Amazing-People-Changed-World-ebook/dp/B01HT6DG6W

For Adults

Noted scholar and speaker Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, whose children’s books are featured above, has been a speaker at The Guibord Center on several occasions. Click on the links below to access her presentations on

The Bible, Women, and Violence

Understanding the Jewish Jesus

Gospel Politics

For Educators

Middle School/High School

PBS POV series.   The Light in Her Eyes about a young Syrian woman training be a Muslim preacher.  Includes a detailed lesson plan for middle school/high school.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/thelightinhereyes/lesson-plan/

High School/College

Global Oneness Project funded by Kalliopeia.  Free multimedia stories told through award-winning films, photo essays and articles, accompanied by companion curriculum for teachers.  Available in English and Spanish.  Aligned to National and Common Core standards.  New lesson plans each week.

https://www.globalonenessproject.org

FEATURED LESSON:  Belief by Caleb Ferguson. (A photo journal portraying different religious celebrations in New York City, with a lesson plan)

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/resources/lesson-plans/tapestry-multicultural-diversity

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