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‘The missing youth’: Utah faith leaders look for ways to better connect with young people

Our student President for 2020, Eli Wolk, was featured on a panel of students in Utah of different faith backgrounds, in coordination with the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable. In an article written for Deseret News, written by Trent Toone, outlines the event and the perspectives of the student representatives on how to best connect youth to spirituality.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Wolk said faith leaders don’t need to entertain young people with fancy technology. His most impactful worship experience came in nature with nothing but trees, benches, a Torah and a small group of people.

“Don’t overthink it. Don’t try to change everything you are doing because you think the next generation is going to like it,” said Wolk, who is active in his Jewish community. “There is something that religion, and the antiquatedness of religion, inherently offers to people. It is different than modern society and the secular world, it is a place to get away. I don’t think people understand that the youth still appreciate that.”

Thank you Eli for adding your perspective to this ever important conversation!

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