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Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation

Nearly one third of young people say they have no trusted adults in their lives. They don’t feel noticednamed, or known.In Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation, we share new research about the epidemic of loneliness among young people.  

We’ve uncovered how you can cultivate thriving, relationship-driven programs that truly connect with young people: you are the solution. 

Beyond Disaffiliation 

A Process for Hope-Filled Action

Beyond Disaffiliation is a new documentary, created in collaboration with Springtide Research Institute for Religion and Young People.

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Going, Going, Gone

Why Do Young People Leave the Catholic Church?

Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, a comprehensive report.

By Robert J. McCarty and John M. Vitek, MA

Faith Talk Having Conversations That Matter with Youth

In Faith Talk, Dr. Bob McCarty challenges catechists, teachers, and youth ministers to examine their ministry practices in light of Saint Mary’s Press’s Going, Going, Gone research.

Choosing Our Religion

The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones 

To the dismay of religious leaders, study after study has shown a steady decline in affiliation and identification with traditional religions in America.

Alter Girl

Walking Away From Religion Into the Heart of Faith 

Join one woman on a spiritual journey in, around, and through the church on her way to a deeper connection to Jesus…

Church Refugees

Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith 

We need answers—not statistics. We need to understand and hear from people who are leaving church so we can find a way to turn around the trend.

Free Resources

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Going, Going, Gone Discussion Guide – School

This discussion guide is a companion to Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics.
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Going, Going, Gone Discussion Guide – Parish

This discussion guide is a companion to Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics.
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Symposium Explores Why Young People Are Leaving the Church

Full audio recording discussion, moderated and recorded by Minnesota Public Radio.
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Bob McCarty Talks about Why Disaffiliated Youth Are a Grace and Gift to the Church

Full audio recording Bob McCarty at the Blanchette Catholic Center.
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The Voices of Young People Podcast

At Springtide Research, we see a new story unfolding for young people: one that requires careful attention to the inner and outer lives of an emerging generation. Each episode young people respond to our research and share about the issues impacting their lives. Get insights directly from the source: young people, in their own voices. 

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