(RNS) — Its consequences for American politics are hard to exaggerate.
(RNS) — ‘Church attendance is the first thing that goes, then belonging, and finally belief—in that order,’ says Ryan Burge, author of a new book on who is leaving religion and why. ‘Belief goes last.’
(RNS) — Nones comprise about one-fifth — 21% — of Black adults in the U.S. Eighteen percent say their religion is ‘nothing in particular.’
(RNS) — The 2020 American Values Atlas study from PRRI finds that at least 60% of every U.S. religious group favors laws that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. But religious leaders are another matter.
Various studies have argued that one reason for the rapid rise of the “nones” may be a backlash against the actions of the Religious Right. Three political scientists have now proved that there’s a direct connection.
(RNS) — Pilgrimage is about traveling, about being a stranger in a strange land, according to the director. The pandemic flips that on its head.
(RNS) — Several new studies are challenging the idea that being an atheist leads to poor health.
(The Conversation) — Men are in general more likely than women to describe themselves as atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular.
(RNS) — Senior researcher Besheer Mohamed said that for Black American church shoppers, ‘the race of a congregation and the race of leadership would be not that important.’
(RNS) — ‘Preacher’s Kid’ carries a parental advisory for explicit lyrics and at turns lacerates youth group lock-ins and short-term mission trips — staples of an evangelical Christian upbringing — while professing a complicated faith.
(RNS) — Speckhardt told Religion News Service his decision was prompted by a lot of ‘humanistic soul searching, especially during the pandemic.’
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘I worry that this administration’s idea of interfaith outreach may tend to exclude nonbelievers,’ said Sarah Levin, program director for Secular Democrats of America.
(RNS) — Here are some silly, sweet and sincere gift ideas to show your affection for the people of faith — or no faith — in your life.