How Star Wars Gives Voice to the Spiritual Journey: A Webinar

How Star Wars Gives Voice to the Spiritual Journey: A Webinar with Eric Clayton - author pictured against space-like background with text

I have long been a fan of science fiction. (I’m old enough to remember enjoying the original Star Trek series on TV when I was a kid and the first Star Wars film in the theater as a teenager.) One of the things I enjoy about the genre is its exploration of spiritual themes. It’s as if the genre itself provides us with a venue for exploring spiritual issues freed from any “baggage” of institutional religion. Often, in such venues, we discover the language to capture and express our experiences of spiritual realities.

So, you can understand why I’m just a wee bit excited to host a webinar with author Eric Clayton as he shares his thoughts on “How Star Wars Gives Voice to the Spiritual Journey.” Eric will be drawing from his wonderful new book, My Life with the Jedi: The Spirituality of Star Wars. In particular, Eric will share how the Star Wars epic invites us to reflect on spiritual realities and helps us to articulate such experiences in everyday language, while also showing how the mysteries of the Force resonate with the depths of Ignatian spirituality. This webinar is an ideal opportunity to reach youth and young adults with a non-threatening and inviting portal into the spiritual life.

Please join us for what is guaranteed to be a fun and engaging journey into the spiritual aspects of the Star Wars universe!

How Star Wars Gives Voice to the Spiritual Journey
Wednesday, May 1
2:00–3:00 p.m. central
Register here, even if you can’t join us live. All registrants will receive the recording.

About Joe Paprocki 2739 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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