While we continue to be locked down and somewhat curtailed, here is an alternative approach to introducing children to notions of religion and the sacred. Frustrated by the lack of inclusive religious resources for her children, Daneen Akers wrote ‘Holy Troublemakers’ which features ’50 people of faith who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice’. Ranging from St Francis of Assisi to Rabbi Regina Rojas or Bayard Rustin, these people challenge traditional notions of holiness, something which makes them a worthwhile resource for adult readers as well. If you are looking for alternatives to the usual books and resources for children, this is one to consider.
Visit the Holy Troublemakers website here: https://www.holytroublemakers.com/