Then vs. Now

What is spirituality?

"Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life." (Krentzman)


Spirituality then, is similar to spirituality now. This is because the main idea of spiritual connection has stayed the same.


"After the Second World War spirituality and religion became disconnected, and spirituality became more oriented on subjective experience," (Wikipedia) That's how spirituality then, is different than spirituality now.

What's the difference between spirituality and religion?

"Religion is often about who’s in and who’s out, creating a worldview steeped in “us against them.” Spirituality rejects this dualism and speaks of us and them. Religion is often about loyalty to institutions, clergy, and rules. Spirituality is about loyalty to justice and compassion. Religion talks about God. Spirituality helps to make us godly. The two need not be at odds. Religion at its best is spirituality in community." (Shaprio)