Aired: September 17, 2016

Spirituality in Millennials

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  • Spiritual but Not Religious (19 min.)

    With: Matthew Hedstrom (University of Virginia)

    “Spiritual but not Religious” is an increasingly popular tagline for the millennial generation – aged 18 to 34. We look at why “spirituality” is on the rise and some of its impacts.

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  • Mason Bees to the Rescue (9 min.)

    With: Lisa Horth (Old Dominion University)

    The catastrophic decline of the bee population is a significant danger to our food supply. A different insect, called mason bees, might step in to help out.

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  • Sudden Death in Kids (13 min.)

    With: Matthew Thomas and Matthew Wolf (University of Virginia Health System)

    Sudden death in young people is rare, but early detection of inherited heart conditions is helping patients take better precautions.

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  • Mental Health in the Family (11 min.)

    With: Lisa Ellison (James Madison University)

    Lisa Ellison’s brother was plagued with mental health issues until age 20, when he committed an awful crime and then took his own life. Now she’s a mental health counselor and advocate.

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  • Spiritual but Not Religious Feature

    The latest research shows that about a third of young adults say they’re religiously unaffiliated. Is this just putting a new term on an old pattern, or is there something more going on here?

Discussion

1 Comment on “Spirituality in Millennials”

  1. Joel Shimberg

    Some of us folks in our 70s belong in ihis category too. I’m a 75-year-old Quaker, and many of us spiritual buts.

    I’m also, by the way, a devoted listener.

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