Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back

Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back

Naomi Schaefer Riley


Why are teens chucking up the sponge of non secular associations? Can something be performed to opposite the fashion? In Got Religion?, Naomi Schaefer Riley examines the explanations for the defection, why we must always care, and the way a few groups are effectively addressing the problem.

the conventional markers of growing to be up have become married and turning into financially autonomous. yet teenagers are delaying those milestones, occasionally for a whole decade longer than
their mom and dad and grandparents. This new part of “emerging maturity” is diminishing the involvement of kids in non secular associations, sapping the power and power of religion groups, and making a extra barren non secular panorama for the teens who do finally choose to go back to it. but, truly there are a few church buildings, synagogues, and mosques which are making strides in bringing youth again to religion.

Got Religion? deals in-depth, on-the-ground reporting in regards to the so much profitable of those associations and exhibits what percentage of the structural strategies for one spiritual team will be tailored to paintings for another.

the religion groups kids connect themselves to usually are not unavoidably the largest or the main flashy. they don't seem to be the wealthiest or those using the most recent know-how. fairly, they're those that create balance for teens, that provide them genuine accountability in a group and that aid them shape the conduct of believers that may final a lifetime.

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