Occupy Spirituality – Point 1

Occupy Spirituality – Point 1

The first characteristic of this new spirituality is that it is deeply ecumenical, interspiritual and post-traditional.

In an article in Los Angeles Times, Philip Clayton, a dean of faculty at Claremont School of Theology, talked about the fastest-growing religious group in the United States, sometimes called “the nones”, “nonaffiliated,” or “spiritual but not religious”.  As he pointed out, 75 percent of Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine now consider themselves “spiritual but not religious.”  Young people are not necessarily rejecting God, they just simply feel that “religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in politics.  It is for this reason that Philip Clayton feels that the rise of “spiritual but not religious” is not a sign of spiritual decline but rather “a new kind of spiritual awakening.” 

From ‘Occupy Spirituality’ (co-authored by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox)

 

Adam Bucko  http://www.adambucko.com/