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NICER Faith in the Nexus Seminar: Storytelling and Spirituality.

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NICER Faith in the Nexus Seminar: Storytelling and Spirituality.

Storytelling and spirituality go hand in hand, as it is within sacred stories that we find the space to discover deeper answers to perennial questions such as ‘who am I?’, ‘what is my purpose in life?’ and ‘how do I deal with suffering?’. But in our over-analytical and hyper-rationalistic age are we losing our deeper understanding of the implicit nature of stories and storytelling? And if so, how can we create an authentic spirituality that resonates with children and young people that we work with? Kieran O’Brien, director of storytelling agency Ministory, led an excellent seminar recently helping us to connect the dots between storytelling and spirituality, and why our loss in storytelling relates to some of the greatest challenges we face today, including climate change, social inequality, and extreme poverty.

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