Author name: Vicki Garlock

Vicki Garlock is founder of World Religions for Kids and a Supervising Editor for MCK Blogs. She is the author of the award-winning kids' book, We All Have Sacred Spaces, and Embracing Peace: Stories from the World's Faith Traditions. Her next book, ABCs of the World's Religions, is due out in January, 2023. She also teaches grown-ups about the world's religions, one minute at a time, on TikTok. (@learnreligions #religionminute)

Summer Solstice

10 Fun Facts for Kids About Summer Solstice

The summer solstice happens in the northern hemisphere around June 20-22 and in the southern hemisphere around December 20-22. It’s roughly defined as the longest day/shortest night of the year, which also means the sun is at its greatest potency. The days will now become progressively shorter until the winter solstice. If you want your […]

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World’s Religions

Five Reasons to Teach Our Kids About the World’s Religions

Everyone knows the saying… never talk about religion or politics. I can’t speak to political issues, but I’m fairly certain this is the entirely wrong approach when it comes to religion. In fact, I think we should share the world’s religions with kids… in an age-appropriate way, of course… from a fairly young age. It

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Talking Antisemitism with Kids: It’s Easier than You Might Think

Antisemitism, defined as hostility toward or prejudice against Jewish people because of their religious identity, is rearing its ugly head with a vengeance right now. Just within the past month, we’ve had Kanye West (aka Ye) tweeting that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” We’ve had Kyrie Irving suspended for five NBA

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Important Life Lessons from Our Family Vacations

Like many of you, my husband and I have enjoyed numerous family vacations with our two children. In the beginning, my primary motivation was to expose them to, and educate them about, various cultures – both within and beyond the United States. Now that my kids are teens/young adults, I’ve started to realize that, during

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