On the one hand, religion has an inherent connection to a community. It is a force that binds a group together through a set of pre-agreements on conduct or rules of the road. In Ken's own words, it "outsources social monitoring" to some higher authority.
Similarly, religions of the world (in this theme of being "community-based"), all tend to offer five key ingredients: do no harm, play fairly, be loyal to your group, respect authority, and live purely.
In contrast, spirituality has less concern with the community or the group, but with the individual experience – particularly the individual experience and understanding of those religious principles and norms that form much of the behavioral life of those individuals within those communities.
I hope you enjoy this second part and are looking forward to the following parts.
"If I follow the path of wisdom as revealed by the wisest teachers I can find, and cross-check that with inward instincts and the intuition of my consciousness, supported by observation and experience of living, I may live in a manner acceptable to Truth. If I live rightly I will earn the merit and the right to a larger knowing and continuing understanding." – Ken Keach