Engaging Teenagers from a Non-Religious Background in the Spiritual Journey
This workshop is based on the experience of leading students (K – 12) at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School in conjunction with the work being done on the following PHD project – “Thomas Merton, the Desert Fathers and Mothers and Jacques Derrida – Finding Common Ground with postmodern youth”. This workshop will look at the results of a local school based survey on religion and spirituality and Identify common ground and possible ways forward.
- Description of workshop content
- Explores latest international research and the results of a local school based survey on religion and spirituality.
- Explores the common ground and some ways to engage postmodern youth in the spiritual journey through spiritual direction, silent retreat programs, stillness and meditation, and foundational religious education.
- Explores what other opportunities may be available, and may already be happening, to take young people on their spiritual journey.
- Desired outcomes of the workshop
- Open up the possibility to offer spiritual journey tools to non-religious teenagers.
- Identify new ideas and possibilities.
- Discover what others are doing and how it may work in my place.
Glenn William Loughrey
Glen is an Anglican Chaplain at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.