Soul-searchers: how millennials are doing religion differently
The numbers are bleak. Fewer and fewer millennials are filling the pews and praying at mosques and temples across Canada. But that doesn't necessarily mean the next generation is spiritually bankrupt. Maybe they just need something different…
As Canada marks its 150th year as a nation, we're exploring how spirituality helps young people deal with the world they're inheriting.
In this special program, you'll meet millennials from across Canada who are carving their own spiritual paths and making religion their own.
You'll hear from:
Pastor Sam Picken and young people at C3 - a pop-up church in Toronto
Zoja Popovic - ditched her intense, precarious gig in the newsroom and turned to yoga and meditation
Raquel Russell - she's not afraid to question church authority… and her dad, Pastor Wayne Russell, who's open to learning from her
Troy Jackson - co-founded Toronto's Unity Mosque, where young LGBTQ Muslims can feel comfortable to be who they are
Caitlyn Baikie - ditches her cell phone and connects with her Inuit spirituality on the land in northern Labrador
Cameron Dunkin - being in the moment while doing his dishes
Sue Bedford - achieving zen up in the Himalayas
Joel Zimmerman - dancing his heart (and soul) out
Siobhan Chandler - a sociologist of religion who asks different questions to get to the heart of millennial spirituality
The show was produced by soul-searcher Mieke Anderson.
About the host:
Erin Noel is the Senior Producer of CBC Radio's Tapestry. She was raised Catholic, found solace on the coastline of Newfoundland as a teen, got into Buddhist meditation in her 20s, and became a hatha yoga teacher in her early 30s. She's curious to see where her spiritual path leads next…