DIY Spirituality: A growing modern trend?

Spirituality means different things to different people. Some people feel spirituality can only be nourished from mainstream faith traditions whereas others feel an internal connection through meditation is sufficient to harness tranquility and serenity. In our dynamic and complex world, can traditional faiths like Christianity and Islam still be an enabler in attaining high states of spirituality or are more people likely to distance themselves from conventional faith traditions to explore and practice spirituality for themselves? Can a person reach the heights of spirituality through their own life experiences and through their own meditative practices? Why are so many young people distancing themselves from conventional faith traditions and becoming agnostic or unbelievers?


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Bishop Philip Huggins

Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

Bishop Philip Huggins ordained in 1977 is currently bishop of the Oodthenong area of episcopal care and has Episcopal oversight of Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Dr. Zuleyha Keskin

Charles Sturt University

Dr Zuleyha Keskin is a senior lecturer in Islamic Studies at CSU. Zuleyha completed her PhD on the topic of inner peace from an Islamic perspective.

Assoc. Prof. Salih Yucel

Australian Catholic University

Salih is a professor at Australian Catholic University and Charles Sturt University. He completed his PhD on the “The Effect of Prayer on Muslim Patients Well-being” at Boston University.