Workshop Leader – Maeba Jonas

Title: Reclaiming Wholeness: Interfaith Chaplaincy and the Need for Belonging
Description: In this workshop, we will explore the ways in which young people experience religion outside the church context. While the past two years have been a challenge for many. Young people, in particular, have become increasingly isolated, burned out, and lonely during a time when being with peers is developmentally essential. As an interfaith chaplain working at both large universities and small liberal arts colleges, I can tell you, this is not normal. How do we, as the Church, reach emerging adults in their time of need, and what can other religions teach us about this need for belonging?