Nurturing children's spiritual well-being

by Margaret Crompton

Other authorsMary Helgesen Gabel (Designer), Barbara Mays (Editor)
Pamphlet, 2012



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CP 419


Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 2012.

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
So, how should one treat children? With respect. How can we treat children respectfully? Listen to them. Hmmm. Sounds like a plan; perhaps we should simply remove the adjective "child" in dealing with other people. Yes, surprising as that sounds, children are people, too.

Crompton pays special attention to four Quaker Testimonies: equality, truth, simplicity, and peace. Of course all these Testimonies come from one: Integrity. Not a sermon, just a thought...… (more)
LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
Here is a lively thoughtful discussion on children's spiritual development. Her many examples illustrate her profound points about what loving nurture is. It becomes clear that true spiritual nurture of children is really not different from spiritual nurture of adults, involving positive presence to the other.
In addressing spiritual well-being, she focuses on three integrated elements: 1) inner experience, 2) relationships based on attention to and care for other people, and 3) involvement with and concern for community, e.g., peacebuilding, poverty, and the environment. Thus this concern for spiritual well-being of children works with the full range of belief and practice within the RSF.
She provides Advices on the various topics she addresses: equality, simplicity, truth, and peace in working with children.
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