The Spiritual Journeys of
the Baby Boom Generation
for Half-Day workshop
Define the Baby Boom
Generation and religious landscape into which
they were born. Contrast with 80s and 90s data
on Boomer church membership.
View the videotape
"Spiritual Seekers: Stories of the Lifetime
Group Discussion: Identify
some of the cultural influences and religious
changes of the 1950s-1980s which have influenced
the generation’s spirituality and its
relationship with the institutional church.
Identify three themes
often found in the spirituality of Baby Boomers:
distrust of institutions, tendency toward
mysticism, and a search for authenticity.
Group Discussion: What is
the impact of the Boomer generation’s
spirituality on our culture’s conceptions of
religion and spirituality, and perhaps on our
understanding of the sacred?