This collection of interviews and stories focuses on how the younger generation are engaging with faith, spirituality and social action amid the challenges of our times.
With stories from:
Adam Bucko, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Kara Moses, Abbas Zahedi, Camille Barton, Bruna Kadletz, Dekila Chungyalpa, Matt Youde, Amrita Bhohi, Sun Kaur, and many others.
With supporting stories from senior leaders including:
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and more.
For a sneak peak: Table of Contents
The book will be launched in March 2019 with two events:
Thursday 7th March Generation Y, spirituality and social change
Saturday 9th March Sacred Rebellion: Inner life, activism and our future
The book is also linked to a new award, the Young Sacred Activist of the Year Award. Please nominate a young adult who you find inspiring before 21 Jan 2019. Awards will be presented on 7th March.
These are some of the questions the book explores:
- Is faith a private, individual matter? Or is it inextricably linked with activism and systemic change?
- Is the future ‘spiritual but not religious’? What’s the upside and downside of having no one particular tradition?
- Which religious institutions are still working for millennials and why? What gets the Gen Y vote?
- Does our faith inform our response to global ecocide? Are young people pioneering a new relationship with the natural world?
- How are young people ‘unbundling’ the elements historically found in faith institutions, and recombining them in organic, bespoke, self-organised communities?
- Gen Y and Z are dissolving binaries! We are no longer just male or female, but a much richer continuum. What about the binary of spirit and matter? How are the next generation reconciling the sacred and the everyday?
- We live in a global market place where every spiritual tradition is accessible. Does a pick and mix approach actually work?
- These days many are growing up in mixed race and mixed faith families – our identities are becoming complex and multi-faceted. What does that mean for the future?
- Social media means we globally connected – so do we feel and act like Citizens of the World?
- How do the younger generation really feel about the spiritual and political leadership of their elders? Are elders really listening?
- What about the G-word? Still relevant?
- Is our experience of ‘Something Bigger than Us’ still alive? Or is it being slowly strangled by the onslaught of consumerism?
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If you would like to organise an event around these themes, we’d love to help! Justine is also available for speaking engagements and workshops and can also recommend young people for speaking roles. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org