Religion and a Sense of Belonging

As our presentations are coming to a end, I’ve noticed a couple common themes throughout every text so far. From Passionate Journeys to Tradition in a Rootless World, the common themes seem to be acceptance and longing for a sense of belonging. In these presentations we really get to see that religion is more much more than going to chruch and praying. It’s about being in a place where you feel comfortable and welcome, and finding a sense of belonging in a “rootless” world. Especially in Tradition in a Rootless World the theme of searching for a sense of belonging is very clear, although it appears in a different way than most of the other books. Instead of searching outside the realm of traditional religion, the women in this book chose the strict orthodox way, but nevertheless were still looking for