Through our work and collaborations, we continuously come across great tools and resources that grow our thinking. We want to share as much as we can with you!
We organized the tools in the following sections:
If you have any other materials that you believe are in tune with our narrative, we encourage you to send them to [email protected]. We are always looking to learn!
Now more than ever, people practice and relate to their spirituality in multiple ways. We want to share with you the trends that we observe that influence how people build their Spiritual Systems in the 21st Century. We define Spiritual Systems as those that are upheld, in different degrees, by culture, families, religious institutions, government structures, media, education systems, the entertainment industry, personal faith beliefs, and the lived experiences of each person.
How people relate to their spirituality can serve as inspiration or grounding for pursuing change
People are prioritizing other identities beyond their spirituality or faith, for belonging and action
Young people that choose and build their spiritual systems report better mental health
New generations are practicing spirituality and defining faith through new means. In particular, Gen Z is more consciously building their Spiritual Systems by a method of "mix and match" (belonging to several communities, incorporating different practices and traditions).
There's two groups of people that are distinct from one another -- the nones and the dones. On one side, "spiritual but not religious" may include people who were never part of a faith tradition. On the other side, there are people who were religious but now are "done with religion" but don't discard spirituality or faith.
We can benefit from acknowledging the cultural consequences of dominant religions and from engaging in self-reflection about how our biases might create harm to others
Spiritual systems are responding to the advancements of science and globalization
Indigenous worldviews are informing global action to preserve humanity, life and the Earth
Technology is becoming a tool for connection and community
Worship spaces are moving out of buildings
Journalists are learning new ways to cover religious stories
Migration is contributing to fostering spiritually diverse nations