Religion is in trouble. Emphasize memory, rather than belief.
(RNS) A full quarter of U.S. adults now say they have no religious affiliation. But despite their heft, the 'nones' are no voting bloc.
(RNS) In a gloomy forecast for organized religion, only seven percent of the 'nones' say they are looking for a religion.
I can advise readers that nowhere else are they likely to find a more informed, impassioned story of how Americans in these years “got” and kept -- or abandoned -- religion.
(RNS) In choosing Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton has shifted the religious narrative of the election away from the false equation of “religion” and “Christianity” with radical, conservative, evangelicalism.
(RNS) The nonreligious are the future of the country, and we could contribute to a rapidly expanding Democratic base … if only Democrats were willing to include us in their conversations the same way Republicans court evangelicals.
(RNS) S.C. evangelicals divided votes among tough-on-terror Trump, son-of-a-pastor Cruz, and Catholic Rubio. Race and ethnicity mattered more in Nevada.
At a writing workshop, faith leaders explore social media, blogging and opinion writing in effort to reach the “nones” — the religiously unaffiliated.
(RNS) The upshot: The nones are up because they’re searching, and the orthodox are up because they’ve found.
(RNS) Church at Christmastime is not just about pageants and parties and family. Jesus makes the difference in drawing crowds -- including many unbelievers, a new survey finds.
(RNS) In his new book, American Atheists' president David Silverman lays out why he is often such a jerk and why he wants other atheists to join him in jerkitude.
(RNS) Anxiety looms on all fronts and Americans are split -- 49 percent to 49 percent -- on whether “America’s best days are ahead of us or behind us.”
(RNS) It's a significant change in American politics, where nonbelief has long been a liability.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) A recent Pew Research Center survey showed that historically black denominations are not losing their share of the U.S. population. Why is that?
(RNS) Americans' patriotic fervor is tempered by race and religion, a new survey finds.