Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Panel to Explore Religiosity vs. Spirituality

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

Fordham’s Center for Religion and Culture will hold a panel discussion that seeks to address a critical challenge to organized religion—the fact that Americans are straying away from single traditions and choosing multiple religious and spiritual sources.

Spiritual and Religious: What Can Religious Traditions Learn from Spiritual Seekers?
Monday, Dec. 2
6 p.m.
Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center campus, 113 W. 60th St., N.Y., N.Y.

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As spiritual seekers are taking a lead in shaping the future of faith, the panel hopes to address questions such as: What accounts for this surge in spiritual seeking, especially among younger generations? Are institutionalized traditions to blame for these developments? What can traditional religious organizations learn from sustained engagement with spiritual seekers?

The panel will feature:

Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Ph.D., professor of sociology of religion at Boston University and author of Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Peter Phan, Ph.D., Ignacio Ellacuria Professor of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University

Lauren Winner, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School and author of Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline (Paraclete Press, 2007)

Serene Jones, Ph.D., President, Union Theological Seminary

The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP at or (212) 636-7347

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.

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