Pete Wilgoren helps his eight-year-old daughter explore the complicated world of religion
When people ask about religion I’d like to make a box for “it’s complicated”. I’m Jewish. My wife is Catholic. I have big questions about whether god exists. She’s certain god does. Maybe that’s why we’re such a good match. When we got married years ago, we knew religion would be something we’d deal with as our kids grew up. We had a Catholic priest and a Jewish cantor at our wedding. They’d never met each other before, but worked together to create a ceremony of inclusion which harmonized both faiths. But the questions about the kids remained. Would they be Jewish…would they be Catholic… Would they be something entirely different? One thing I knew for sure, I wanted them to be able to decide for themselves what they believed and why.
photo credit: Flickr/Andrew C Wallace