Where Is Your Hope? Spirituality and Seekers

Where Is Your Hope? Spirituality and Seekers
with Rev. Roger D. Haight, SJ, PhD, and Ms. Katie Gordon, MTS

The Margaret Brennan Institute hosted the Oct. 12, 2019, “Where Is Your Hope? Spirituality and Seekers: A Day of Exploration and Conversation” at Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The day featured two keynote presentations, conversation sessions and contemplative space, all within an atmosphere of seeking God together in community.

We welcomed presenters Rev. Roger D. Haight, SJ, PhD, and Ms. Katie Gordon, MTS.

The recordings from the conference are as follows:

Session 1 | “Spirituality, Religion and Seeking: On Being Spiritual within the Church” with Rev. Roger D. Haight, SJ, PhD
1. Some basic concepts
2. The cultural context of spirituality
3. Finding and explaining a Christian spirituality
4. A personal comment on being spiritual and religious
5. Ecclesial spirituality: grounds for hope in the Catholic Church today

Session 2 | A Response to “Spirituality, Religion and Seeking: On Being Spiritual within the Church” with Ms. Katie Gordon, MTS
1. Personal
2. Millennials / nones
3. Organization of spiritual life
4. Nuns & Nones
5. This is where I find my hope

Session 3 | A Conversation facilitated by Dr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, PhD
Dr. Hinsdale guides a conversation between Haight and Gordon and includes conference attendees’ questions and comments.

Rev. Haight is the author of Spiritual and Religious: Explorations for Seekers, a collection of essays in which he asserts that at the heart of religion and Church is the life-giving presence of spirit. “Spirituality consists in the way we live,” he writes, “and it constitutes our identity” in relationship to “a transcendent value or ultimate reality.” Seekers are those who are “not squarely at home in any established religious faith … they are looking for meaning in their own lives and a wider framework that would supply a broader context for such a meaning.”

Ms. Gordon is a national leader in working among religiously unaffiliated millennials to explore questions of spirituality, community, and justice. She is part of the core team of “Nuns & Nones,” an alliance of spiritually diverse millennials, women religious and key partners working to create a more just, equitable and loving world. She is currently at Harvard Divinity School in the MTS program in religion, politics and ethics.

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Spirituality and Seekers 2019 Conference Recordings
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