Tag Archives: interfaith

Millennials want to be involved in the solution

There’s been a lot of talk about millennials and their place in the ever-changing religious landscape in America. Millennials my age have been through a lot in since the turn of the century that has shaped our spiritual paths in ways rarely experienced by previous generations of Americans.

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“Faitheist” author coming to EWU, urges Atheists and believers to work together

Chris Stedman thinks Atheists and believers have some key things in common and should start working together to improve society.

He writes about this in his book, “Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious” and will discuss it further on April 29 at Eastern Washington University, where he’ll spend the day visiting with students and community members about the importance of interfaith work.

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Why interfaith?

When I traveled Southeast Asia in the early 70’s onboard a helicopter carrier I started out believing, in part, the propaganda about “them.” While there I found that the people I met had the same life desires as I had. We all wanted to raise our children and grandchildren in relative peace and with whatever comfort we may be able to earn.

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My sample is wide

My conclusion is that the spiritual “fault line” (if you will allow me a geological metaphor) is not best or most accurately drawn along the lines of which religion a person practices, as if the real issue in the religious and spiritual world today were whether or not a person is a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim or a Buddhist.

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