Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

December 2, 2013


Spiritual and Religious:

What Can Religious Traditions Learn from Spiritual Seekers?

Monday, December 2, 2013, 6pm
Fordham University, Pope Auditorium
113 West 60th Street, New York NY 10023

Free & Open to the Public
RSVP:, (212) 636-7347

Organized religion faces a critical challenge: Americans increasingly identify as seekers who are not bound to a single tradition but are open to insights from multiple religious and spiritual sources. Some call themselves spiritual but not religious, others multireligious. Still others are grounded in one faith tradition, but embrace spiritual practices from another.

Regardless, spiritual seekers are taking a lead in shaping the future of faith.

What accounts for this surge in spiritual seeking, especially among younger generations? Are institutionalized traditions to blame for these developments? What can traditional religious organizations learn from sustained engagement with spiritual seekers?

Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Boston University, author of Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

Peter Phan
, Ignacio Ellacuria Professor of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University

Lauren Winner
, Duke Divinity School, author of Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline

Serene Jones
, President, Union Theological Seminary


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