(RNS) — If young people are the future of the church, it’s hard to see how both white Catholics and white evangelicals can effectively reach out to the younger generations when their politics become further and further polarized.
(RNS) — As more and more millennials identify with spiritual or philosophical movements outside the bounds of 'traditional' religions, how will these groups police their ideology while remaining inclusive?
(RNS) — In Canada, there is 'less of a social stigma' attached to leaving one's religion, says one of the authors of a forthcoming book on the differences between American and Canadian nones.
(RNS) — Creating bespoke religious traditions as they are, it makes sense that millennials would also create bespoke relationship models.
INDIANAPOLIS (RNS) — The chance to discuss 'Harry Potter' from a spiritual standpoint is what brought hundreds of fans to a live taping of 'Harry Potter and the Sacred Text' last week in a sold-out auditorium at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Library.
(RNS) — A new Gallup study found that only half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship, down from 69 percent two decades ago.
(The Conversation) — Some 36 percent of those without religious affiliation report having grown up Catholic.
(RNS) — "Nones have been on the march for a long time now," Ryan Burge said.
LONDON (RNS) — This spring, a half-century after the Vatican's first conference on unbelief, scholars will again gather in Rome to discuss research on the nature of non-religion.
Most didn't leave because they got offended, became atheists, or wanted to join another religion. Also, the vast majority of former Mormons say they're happy after leaving.
(RNS) — Virtue and vice have long been inextricably linked to self-control. But lately we've been asking, what's it all for?
(RNS) — In 35 countries, people who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier than those who attend infrequently or not at all. But active participation in religion is also associated with being fat.
(RNS) — It makes perfect sense that we would curate our religious self-conceptions the same way we silo ourselves on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
(RNS) — The trends in the religious vote yesterday should overshadow whatever cheer Republicans take out of Election Day.
A shrinking God Gap and a decline in worship attendance are the keys.