Religious communities that speak to respect, kindness, empathy, character and values have a home in the teachings of social-emotional learning (SEL).  This nexus of religious teachings and evidence-based SEL represents an opportunity for collaboration to create an education that embodies the spiritual and character-building.  From the pulpits and in religious schools, reinforcing SEL skills by talking about them as well as creating emotion-sensitive schools can serve as a catalyst for personal growth for our children.