Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Dec 2, 2013
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Paul Schadewald, Civic Engagement Center, will present  “God, Love, and Good Stuff: Young Adults and the Search for Intentional Christian Community."  A former mine camp in Washington State, reachable only by boat, seems like an inauspicious location for young adults in search of an “alternative” Christian community. Yet, for over 50 years, young adults have traveled across the country to the remote location of Holden Village in search of experiences, both profound and mundane. Schadewald, along with Lucy Forster-Smith and three other researchers were commissioned to study multiple generations of young adults who journeyed to Holden Village and were changed in the process. In the following years, Schadewald explored other remote, Christian sites with similar attraction for young adults: L’Abri in Switzerland; Iona in Scotland, and Taize in France.  Come hear about these sites, the joys and perils of doing research on religious communities, and the meaning of these communities for our understanding of spiritual practice, young adulthood, and the changing religious landscape.  All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty and Parents and Families

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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