Wed, Jun 23|
World Unity Week Panel Discussion: The Crisis of Loneliness Among Young Americans
Panel Speakers: Larry Eastland, Widtsoe Foundation Chair, Audrey Kitagawa, President and Founder of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, Varun Soni, Dean of the Office of Religious and Spiritual life at the USC, And Gail Stearns, Dean of the Wallace All faiths Chapel at Chapman
Time & Location
Jun 23, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:05 PM EDT
About the Event
Replay "World Unity Week Panel Discussion: The Crisis of Loneliness Among Young Americans"
Recent studies have revealed some truly alarming trends among young Americans: one-third of undergraduates wrestle with some kind of mental health issue, more than one-third of young adults are now disaffiliated with religion, and according to one global health service company, the loneliest generation in America today are between 18-22 years old. Whereas previous generations might ask, "How should I live?" they are now more likely to ask, "Why should I live?" Where they used to talk about hope and meaning; now they grapple with hopelessness and meaninglessness. And while it may be too early to say for sure, it's almost certain that almost a year of quarantine and social distancing has only made matters worse. In other words, young Americans are facing a spiritual crisis of loneliness.
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