Chapel Program

I’m asking my readers to help me find appropriate readings for my school’s chapel program.

This year, we’re opening our chapel program for the first time to readings outside of the regular Bible program that we’ve done for decades — it’s a change mandated by our new head of school, who recognized that our families come from 15 countries, 20 states, and 6 world religions.  We needed to be more inclusive.

I have readings now from the Gospels, Native American traditions, Genesis and the Talmud, Rumi, the Tao Te Ching, Martin Luther King, Jr., Walt Whitman, and a few others. But I’m looking for more.

Would you help me?

I’m specifically looking for texts suitable for middle schoolers to read aloud, on the following themes in a spiritual life:

  • Ancestors
  • Sacrifice
  • Holy Ones (Saints and Angels)
  • Prayer
  • Preparation
  • Prophecy
  • Thanksgiving
  • Ordinary Time
  • Meditation
  • Mysticism
  • Community
  • Sacred & Profane
  • Repentance
  • Renewal
  • Gratitude
  • Mystery
  • Achievement
  • Light

Any help you can provide will be graciously acknowledged.

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