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 Fall 2017 Newsletter

Message from Spiritual Playdate

Welcome ​interfaith​ friends to Fall and our quarterly newsletter!  Check out all of the exciting updates, along with happenings from our Global Affiliates, and plenty of engaging resources on our monthly topi​cs ​that you can share with you kids and community!


Our theme for the month of October was anti-bullying, or as we call it, Unlovable. We use that term because that is the way kids feel when they are bullied. Bullying can center around all kinds of subjects, including religion. Regardless of why bullying takes place, it is critical that we educate both the bully and the bullied so that our kids can find ways to shift from fear and anger to a path of empathy, kindness, and forgiveness. Be sure to check out some of the anti-bullying resources in the newsletter. Our theme for November is Gratitude and December is Body, Mind, and Soul. ​F​ollow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we will be sharing more information on all of the monthly themes. 


Finally, in the spirit of the holiday season and due to the current crisis nature of ou​r​ global human relations, we at Spiritual Playdate have decided to donate our program. Any NEW organization that has a desire to use our program to promote peace and understanding will gain full access to all inclusive interfaith curriculum for one year by becoming an Affiliate Member. Please register as a Spiritual Playdate Basic Member for free, then email ​info@​spiritualplaydate.com and we will upgrade your account. This offer is only good through the end of 2017. Please share this with any organizations that would benefit from our program. Thank you and ​enjoy!​

Advisor Spotlight: Soraya Deen

Founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement

   

IMPACT: Founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement, and Co-founder of Peace moms (Promoting Christian Muslim /Dialogue)


IDENTITIES: Woman | Spiritual Activist | Lawyer |Certified Nonviolent Parent Educator | Interfaith Consultant | Author | Muslim


INSPIRATION: “When I was 12, I went to the local mosque. They said, I couldn’t come there, that I couldn’t show my hair and that couldn’t speak there. I WANT TO CHANGE THAT.” – Soraya.


VISION: To create 100,000 VOICES OF HOPE.

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Featured Affiliates

Learn more about some of affiliates who are implementing Spiritual Playdate in their community. 

Interfaith Center of Light (ICL) from Aurora, CO

Founded by Rev. M. Charlotte Oliver in 2013, the purpose of the Interfaith Center of Light is to provide an openhearted, inclusive, humble, and encouraging spiritual community for all people of differing spiritual backgrounds and cultural identification. They will be launching their Spiritual Playdate on Friday, November 17th.  Using fun and creative models, they plan to offer the program to its members once a month.  


Bible Class Fellowship International from Bhutanese, Odisha,India

A school for tribal youth.


Unity on the North Shore, Evanston, IL

Unity on the North Shore ran our series of Soul Talks on World Religion as a part of their Summer Cool Camp for Kids. Great work youth director, Kate Jordan!  

News, Events and Announcement

Find out more about interfaith activities and announcements in the community.

Interfaith Youth Summit at Dominican University in River Forest, IL
Save the Date for the Interfaith Youth Summit on Sunday, November 5 from 9:30am – 3:30pm. All high school students are welcome. Question? Contact MaDonna Thelen at mthelen@dom.edu . 


St. Louis Art Museum Interfaith Tour in St. Louis, MO

Arts & Faith St. Louis and the Saint Louis Art Museum are excited to announce a collaboration that will offer opportunities for the St. Louis community to deepen interfaith dialogue and understanding through the visual arts. The first of these opportunities will be free, drop-in tours at the Museum. A hour-long tour is scheduled for Sunday, November 5th, and will depart from the Museum's Information Centering Sculpture Hall in the Main Building at 2 pm. All tours are free, no reservations required.


Interfaith Concert in Littleton, CO
Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Columbine Interfaith Choir Co. on Friday, November 3 at 7:00pm at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish at 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. The concert will feature choirs from the Columbine United Church, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish, St. Philip Lutheran Church and the Church of Jesus Christ Later-Day Saints. 

Fun Extras

I am beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring me down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

- Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

Unlovable/Bullying Books 

Book Options: (Ages 5 through 7)

By Maribeth Boelts 
By Dan Yaccarino 
By Marcus Pfister


Book Options: (Ages 8 through 10)

By Dan Santat 
By David Shannon 
By Jennifer Wojtowicz


   

     

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