Archive | September 2013

8-year-old twin brother asks Santa for his sister to not be bullied

8-year-old Ryan Suffern saw how his sister was being bullied and how deeply it hurt him, so when his mom asked him to write an early letter to Santa, he said he didn’t want toys anymore, instead all he wanted was his sister to stop being bullied.

This story reminds us that bullying hurts and can be a life or death situation and we must strive to create schools that teach young people to have empathy and compassion and to be allies instead of bystanders.

 

Antoinette Tuff tells about how her past and faith prepared her to intervene in Georgia school shooting

Antoinette Tuff, school clerk in Georgia school shooting, who persuaded the shooter to lay down his weapons, talks about how she started praying for him and also shared how her life story helped her to do so.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: A Window into the Civil Rights Movement

Look for a special advance screening of Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newberry Honor award winning book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, in your area, or catch it on the Hallmark Channel.  Set in 1963 during the Civil Rights Movement, it’s a great book/film to read, watch and discuss with your child or a young person in your life.