What Do You Believe?: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers is a new US DVD which features two
hundred teenagers of many faiths and belief systems—including
Buddhist, Muslim, Pagan, Hindu, Native American, Jewish, and Catholic. The young people candidly discuss their personal beliefs and experiences, making a strong case for respect and tolerance.
Lisa Kimball, who teaches Youth Studies at the University of Minnesota and is a member of the research team at the Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence, has had success using this film with her classes. She comments, “What I like best about the documentary is that it honors the depth and breadth of young people's experience of religion, belief, and spirituality without being patronizing. It opens doors for substantive conversation about the role of adults (parents, educators, youth workers, and others) in the spiritual development of young people without creating a moral panic. Kids come off looking attractively human and like themselves rather than overly processed research subjects!”
Video trailer here.
Recommended by Search Institute's Centre for Spiritual Development.
I've asked our library to order a copy.