Day: March 21, 2021

Ageism in the Church: A three essay series by the Rev. Tom Buechele

Ageism in the Church: A three essay series by the Rev. Tom Buechele

Ageism as defined by Ashton Applewhite, author of “This Chair Rocks”, is “stereotyping and discrimination based on a person’s age. We experience it any time someone assumes that we’re “too old” for something—a task, a haircut, a relationship—instead of finding out who we are and what we’re capable of. Or “too young;” ageism cuts both ways, although in a youth-obsessed society, olders bear the brunt of it.”