In his latest column for Huffington Post Religion, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines why such a high number of Millennials now identify as nonreligious and what influence this could have on the future of religion in America.
WASHINGTON (RNS) At a House Budget committee hearing on Wednesday (July 31), the two prominent Catholics — Rep. Paul Ryan, R. Wis., and Sister Simone Campbell — had a chance to square off as the sister testified before Ryan’s committee about hardship in America as the nation nears the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s 1964 declaration of the “War on Poverty.”
On yesterday’s Today show, Genialissimo Cardinal Timothy Dolan did everything in his power to persuade Matt Lauer that Pope Francis’ airborne comments on gays were nothing new under the Catholic sun. In the process, he asserted that the pope has no power to make church law. Say what?
(RNS) European settlers once promised N.Y.’s Iroquois people they would respect the the laws of nature and the state’s waterways. On the 400th anniversary of that agreement, known as the Two Row Wampum, New Yorkers are recommitting themselves to better stewardship of a sacred treasure — water.
“I hope I’m wrong, but I have a feeling that Church liberals who cited “the spirit of Vatican II” as license to throw off all theological, moral, and ecclesial discipline, are going to come roaring back under this papacy,”
— Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, in a post about Pope Francis’ comments on gays.
(RNS) The Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, 58, lived for three decades in Syria, where he established an ecumenical community at Mar Musa on the site of an early Christian monastery, engaging in interfaith dialogue with Muslims and forging close ties with the local population.
(RNS) The King Center in Atlanta says it is coordinating bell-ringing events in the U.S. and around the world on Aug. 28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
A new piece from The London Times explores how American Millennials may be re-shaping the country’s political and religious landscape, based both on an interview with PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones and findings from PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values Survey.