‘Reverts’ return to their childhood faith

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(RNS) Just 9 percent of U.S. adults who left their faith say they've returned to the pews, practices and prayers that shaped them. They're not converts; they're reverts. And religious denominations are stepping up efforts to reclaim, re-energize and re-educate these fallen-away faithful. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.

  • Ruth1940

    The article said nothing about the influence of peer pressure on their children in the decisions to revert. Many who face the bigotry bring their children to Unitarian Universalists Congregations, where beliefs are considered individual and people are expected to learn and grow.

  • margret hamilton

    Bigotry sounds a bit strong Ruth? Or maybe I do not follow? Are you suggesting that teens who have the courage to witness or talk about their faith to their peers are engaging in bigotry? I see a Teen World of almost no religion. Apparently there are a lot more secular media and peer influences than their are religious ones?

    I, personally, am not comfortable with a Unitarian Universalist church that pretty much says “believe whatever you want.” What’s the point? Either Jesus is who He says He is or Christianity is totally worthless.