How do beliefs about spirituality vary across generations and where is there common ground?
Older adults tend to associate their spiritual beliefs with organized religion. In contrast, many in younger generations are either “spiritual but not religious,” not unaffiliated with religion, or have no spiritual beliefs. One quantification of this difference, a 2019 Pew Research* study, found that the percent of people in different age groups who identified with an organized religion versus claimed no affiliation ranged from 89% versus 10% for the Silent Generation (born 1928-1945) to 58% versus 40% for Millennials (born 1981-1996). What do these differences mean and what do people in each of these groups actually believe?
Please join us for an open discussion with people from each of these groups in the Consciousness Cafe’s next Open Space Spirituality conference. Let’s grow together!