We are in the Easter season. New life abounds in the plants and animals around us, hinting at the powerful, beautiful life of the risen Christ. It’s easy to imagine the “colored streams of light” emanating from him both before and after his resurrection, streams of healing, guidance, encouragement, and love. Do we think of these streams becoming stronger and brighter after his death and resurrection? Read More...
On several of my album pages that introduces or uses the cross as a sign in the material, Sofia Cavalletti wrote “The cross is a sign of victory over death.” For older children she added “and evil.” This is our Christian hope. Jesus died and rose, making his victory over evil and death ours to claim, little by little, as we are nourished, healed, reconciled, and called to serve others.
CCTheo's director Catherine Maresca continues our work of bringing the rich spirituality of the child to the world, through an article exploring the cross as a sign of hope and life to children. She also joined a group of faith leaders to talk about interfaith collaboration and how it begins with children, and speaks at conference in DC in May. Read more.
Do your children have classmates or neighbors preparing for a bar/bat mitzvah? Do they have friends who wear a hijab? Do they have grandparents, aunts or uncles who practice Buddhism or Hinduism? Has news from around the world prompted questions about other religions?
Exposure to non-Christian religions is more and more common in America, and is part of the reason why interfaith education is important to older children.
Announcing the second edition of Scripture Booklets: Set One, with a host of improvements based on feedback from catechists, available until Ash Wednesday at the introductory price of $55.
Also check out our beautiful new book for aiding the lessons of Grace and Courtesy in the atrium or classroom, $9.
As we enter the Advent season, consider a gift to CCTheo. In the coming weeks, watch out for more news about the work we've done in 2014, as well as what's ahead for CCTheo in 2015.
This interactive work allows children to see the geographical and denominational spread of Christianity in the context of world history, and to consider how Christians have helped to build the Kingdom of God.