No Name-Calling Week

January 22, 2014

This week, January 20-24, has been designated as “No Name-Calling Week.”

Inspired by the young adult novel The Misfits, the movement was begun to combat bullying in schools.  Sponsors hope “No Name-Calling Week” will provide a good opportunity for teachers to dialogue with their students about bullying issues.

Perhaps it also provides a good opportunity for all of us to consider the labels we use within our own tribes when referring to groups we find annoying.  Here’s a challenge!  Let’s all try to go a week without referring to others by any such labels.

Read more here, and access resources for classroom teachers.


Kathy Vestal
Kathy Vestal is a college educator in Salisbury, NC. She has a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master’s of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An avid writer, gifted teacher, and occasional public speaker/preacher, her passions include civil rights, social justice, church reform, and education. Kathy also enjoys reading, travel, nature, and history. You can follow her on Red Letter Christians and her personal blog at or follow her on Twitter @VestalKathy


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