Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stor e Telling October November December 2016: Interfaith Storytelling

Eric Enstrom, 1918

This is the final installment of my 2016 Stor e Telling columns for the National Storytelling Magazine. The theme of this issue was Interfaith Storytelling and I being with  resources to complement the Interfaith Storytelling theme for this issue.

Doho International Center for Interfaith Dialogue
– You will find many resources at this site, including access to their journal publication, books, newsletter and more.

Inspired to Serve “This resource provides the rationale, practical steps, and tools needed to engage in youth-led interfaith service-learning.” Make sure to visit their Tools and Resources page, full of valuable information.

Interfaith.org“The world’s largest, independent faith website. Explore the world's major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism.” There are also resources on ancient mythology, alternative spirituality and a library. http://www.interfaith.org/

Interfaith Youth Core – A useful site for those who wish to learn more about bringing interfaith cooperation to university campuses, and their surrounding communities. It provides webinars, podcasts, videos, classroom tools, downloadable PDFs, and a library of useful resources. https://www.ifyc.org/the-interfaith-story

Spiritual Stories.com – A variety of stories, Buddhist, Zen, Sufi, Jewish, Christian and Nasreddin await you.


Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action

Journey Into an Interfaith World: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in a World Come of Age

Children’s Books with Muslim and Related Cultural Themes 

November 17 is Homemade Bread Day; I offer you some delicious stories to feast upon.

The Baker’s Daughter - England

The Dream Bread – Seven stories on the theme by D.L. Ashliman.

The Dun Horse - Russia

Five Loaves - Romania

The Icon’s Warm Bread – Greece

The King’s Loaves – Afghanistan

December 14 is International Monkey Day so peel a banana and celebrate!

The Dragonflies and the Monkeys – Philippines

The Frog and the Black-Handed Monkey - Africa

The Birds and the Shivering Monkeys - India

The Elephant and the Monkey - India

How the Monkeys Saved the Fish – Tanzania

The Monkey and the Lion – Bahrain

The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab - Japan

Why the Banana’s Belong to the Monkey – Brazil

Monkeying Around: Songs and Fingerplays for the Wee OnesA blog post I put together for our younger audiences.


Jewish Fairytales and Legends by Gertrude Landa, 1919Tales from the Talmud and Midrash, “infused with the perennial Jewish struggle for survival and dignity, as well as a large helping of gentle humor.”

Once Upon a Time – A Collection of Buddhist Stories – “…simple and yet moving stories…pointing fingers to the gateway of spirituality.”

Speak Bird, Speak Again - A book of Palestinian Arab Folktales from Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kanaana.

If you missed the other installments from 2016, the links below will take you to each one.

Stor e Telling August September 2016: Environmental Stories
Stor e Telling June July 2016: Reprise

Stor e Telling: April May 2016: Storytelling World Awards

Stor e Telling January February March 2016 - Humor


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