Fashion (Canada) - - Letters - —Michelle Mor­ton

Thank you for ar­tic­u­lat­ing the strug­gles and nov­el­ties of mod­ern spir­i­tu­al­ity in your Win­ter 2018 ar­ti­cle “Faith 2.0.” The “spir­i­tual but not re­li­gious” move­ment has al­ways res­onated with me be­cause while I was grow­ing up, I at­tended a re­li­gious school, but nei­ther I nor any of my fam­ily mem­bers ac­tu­ally prac­tised the re­li­gion. My en­vi­ron­ment pro­moted good values, such as kind­ness and com­pas­sion, but it also left me con­fused with re­spect to my be­liefs. Sim­i­larly, I have a few friends who grew up in fam­i­lies where their par­ents prac­tised two dif­fer­ent re­li­gions, so their be­liefs in­cor­po­rate as­pects of mul­ti­ple re­li­gions. I’ve seen a few of my friends go through dif­fi­cult breakups due to ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences in their be­lief sys­tems. Spir­i­tu­al­ity and re­li­gion af­fect al­most ev­ery­one in one way or an­other, and I think it’s great that this topic is be­ing dis­cussed. I’m hope­ful that we can con­tinue this dis­cus­sion as we move to­ward a so­ci­ety built on ac­cep­tance and tol­er­ance in the fu­ture.

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