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Six-in-ten religious nones say the questioning of religious teachings is a very important reason for their lack of affiliation. But nones are far from a monolithic group.
That’s what you’ll find at Queen Anne Beerhall some Sundays when people enter the 7,000 square-foot space, order from the menu’s 60 or so brews, and listen to its 32-year-old pastor lead something he calls — very simply — Bar Church.
Dozens of churches in Quebec have been repurposed into reading rooms, luxury condos, cheese emporiums and upmarket fitness centers in a Canadian province where the Catholic Church is in decline.
The Church of England is leaning on tradition, and millennials are showing up.
Looking into the near future, Tom Sine predicts many Christian churches will have to close their doors because they have an aging membership that is not being replaced by younger people.
Millennials are a roughly defined generation, but on Thursday the Pew Research Center suggested an age range: people born between 1981 and 1996.
Turns out "post-Christian" Seattle is fertile ground for new church starts.
When a Christian foundation interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, surprising themes emerged.
A seismic survey of American religious and denominational identity—the largest of its kind ever conducted—chronicles changes in the US religious landscape.
Americans are increasingly choosing not to identify with any religious tradition. But this group of irreligious people is a complex one – with different relationships to religion.
Spiritual but not religious people are looking for places of worship where genuine emotion is celebrated, not mocked as "cheesy."
College degree freshly in hand, Alexis moved from the Midwest to Washington, DC, convinced she was going to change the world. Like so many young professionals, she was drawn to our nation’s capital by its high concentration of nonprofit organizations and the chance to influence national and global policy.
Young, tech-savvy, fashion-forward people in their 20s seem to be the envy of both young and old. So why would we wonder where they fit in our world today? As I have been researching, pastoring, and parenting “twentysomethings,” it has become evident that this group is having a hard time fitting into our social structures, our churches, and our families. They don’t lack the desire to fit in; they lack the navigational resources, markers, and support to find their way in an adult world.
Flaking out on commitments has become so easy.
The father of the basketball star Lonzo Ball has taken an assertive role in his son’s career, reflecting a larger trend as millennials come of age.
Why don’t schools prepare students for life?
Millennials are driving a resurgence of age-old crafts, choosing to become bartenders, butchers and barbers in part as a reaction to the digital age.
T. Howland Sanks, S.J. reviews "Great Catholic Parishes," "Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century," "Parish Leadership," and "Seminary Formation."
If you are a secular liberal who made your twice-yearly trip to church on Easter Sunday, you took an important step toward improving your life, your political philosophy, and your community, according to New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. The next step is to go back, not just at Christmas, but every Sunday from now on.
The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.
Some organizations are thick, and some are thin. Some leave a mark on you, and some you pass through with scarcely a memory.
Stories from people who need a grown-up. Featuring teenage girls asking for advice about their love lives and Ira's tribute to his very grown-up friend Mary.
The following was edited from Brie Loskota’s opening remarks at Reimagining Religion: A Conversation about the Future of Religion, held at University of Southern California on February 9, 2017.
The Catholic Church in the U.S. has been aging, along with its dwindling priestly ranks. But in the increasingly secular world, there's been a recent uptick in younger men studying to become priests.
More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years. Less than 20 years from now, however, the number of babies