December 4, 2018

Disruption in an Age of Disaffiliation

By Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp In the world of business and technology, disruption is often celebrated as an unavoidable evolution due to innovation and consumer-focused responsiveness. Companies […]
November 19, 2018

Disaffiliation Does Not Equal Indifference: For Many, Belief Still Matters

“Omg. I’m in the market for a Bible. Yes. A Bible. I have not had a Bible in many, many years but I’m trying to get […]
November 13, 2018

Congregations Getting to Know Neighborhoods, Young Adult Neighbors

Congregations participating in the Riverside Innovation Hub (RIH) practice four “artforms” as a means to discerning how they might best “innovate new connections with young adults […]
October 2, 2018

Maintaining Spiritual Well-being Takes Resilience, Says Educator

“Most people instinctively want to have purpose, meaning, and a sense of spiritual well-being,” says veteran educator and author Connie Fourré. And when that sense of […]
June 27, 2018

How Do We Honor, Ritualize Change, Absence, Endings?

In Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, study coauthors John Vitek and Robert McCarty propose “two critical questions to ask ourselves as […]
May 9, 2018

Some Young Adults Seeking “Third Space” for Faith

It’s not just the Catholic Church or mainstream Christianity that are experiencing a growing exodus of young adults from their ranks. The Muslim faith also is […]
March 26, 2018

Australian church outpaces US in evangelizing millennials, says study coauthor

March 23, 2018 By Emilie Ng CHURCH leaders in Australia are ahead of those in the United States when it comes to finding new ways of […]
January 26, 2018

Young Adults Are Leaving Catholic Church: Study Explores Why

A two-year national study explores why young adults are leaving the Catholic Church. Saint Mary’s Press released results of the study, Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of […]
January 22, 2018

Deep Listening

I am struck by the wonderment of Dr. Elizabeth Drescher at Santa Clara University, who has spent time listening deeply to the stories of young adults […]

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