KidSpirit, the sole spiritual magazine by and for youth, is thrilled to announce a burgeoning partnership with Spirituality & Practice, an extensive website devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. This relationship, originally conceived at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in October, will bring youth voices into the public conversation on spiritual life fostered among Spirituality & Practice’s multigenerational community of readers.
KidSpirit, founded by Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, is a unique forum for 11- to 17-year-olds to explore questions of meaning in an open and inclusive spirit. Ad free and unaffiliated, the magazine is led by a global network of youth editors and has published work by young poets, writers, and artists from 17 countries. Together, they have created a substantive and vibrant dialogue for the young and young at heart. KidSpirit has been recognized by a rare combination of educational and spiritual organizations, including the Religion Communicators Council and Religion Newswriters Association.
Spirituality & Practice represents the lifelong commitment of Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat to creating and curating high-quality, substantive content: from a vast archive of book and movie reviews, to online courses for all traditions, and to deep explorations of meaningful topics. Since its launch in 2006, hundreds of thousands of readers from all backgrounds have incorporated this intentional content for inner development into their spiritual practices and lives.
The partnership between these two organizations begins with the launch of a blog, KidSpirit Youth Voices, on Spirituality & Practice. The blog features articles and artwork originally published in KidSpirit Magazine by young contributors from across the religious spectrum.
This month Spirituality & Practice will also showcase KidSpirit poetry and artwork in honor of National Poetry Month. Each day throughout April, readers will find one new poem with accompanying artwork added to a collection of Sacred Poetry - all original work created by youth from the annals of KidSpirit.
Both organizations are looking forward to a fruitful partnership that will highlight the work of young writers and artists around the globe on Spirituality & Practice’s rich and inspiring platform.