ERIC Number: ED427844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted and Called To Raise Up Our Children: Worship, Educational, Community Outreach, and Advocacy Resources for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Other Faith Traditions.
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
This resource guide was developed to promote the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths, a program of prayer, education, community service, and advocacy with and on behalf of children. The guide provides materials for planning, promoting, and implementing a Children's Sabbath specific to particular faith traditions and recounts the experiences of many congregations and local communities that have already been involved with the program. The guide includes: (1) planning and promotional suggestions; (2) services and liturgical resources for Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, and other faith traditions; (3) lesson plans and other educational resources and practical activity ideas for adults and children; and (4) suggestions for follow-up initiatives to maintain a commitment to children. Following a brief overview, section two of the guide presents messages and endorsements in support of the program. Section three, "Planning and Promoting Your Children's Sabbath," includes planning guides, media releases, and clip art. Section four, "Worship Resources," provides faith specific information for Christian, Jewish, and Interfaith programs, while section five, "Educational Resources for All Age Groups," provides specific lesson plans. Section six, "Children's Sabbath in Action," provides practical ideas for implementing and sustaining the program. Section seven, "Resources for Child Advocates," contains resource lists and evaluation forms. (SD)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholics, Child Advocacy, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Children, Christianity, Church Programs, Cultural Activities, Jews, Judaism, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Protestants, Religion, Religious Education, Religious Holidays
Children's Defense Fund Fulfillment, 25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-662-3643; Fax: 202-628-8333 Web site: www.childrensdefense.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.