[BCM 320] Religion, Spirituality and Autoethnography, Oh My!


The topic and value of religion and spirituality have always been an interesting concept to me, particularly because I grew up in a non-religious household. That is, not a family unit that directly rejected religious practices or beliefs, but rather, one that granted both my younger sister and I the freedom to make our own decision(s) as to what we chose (and continue to choose) to believe in or subscribe to. But, despite this, I feel that it is important for me to indicate that while I don’t think that I am a religious person, this by no means implies that I’m not spiritual. Of course, as is the case with almost everything else, the notion of ‘spirituality’ differs greatly from person to person due to the unique way that each of us decode our surroundings to derive meaning from experiences to make sense of the world around us (Hall…

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