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What if the non-religious, the Nones, held the clues for how to revitalize the dying church?

“While my peers and I flock to protests, book clubs, and yoga classes, we are forging new paths of spiritual engagement. At the same time, I sense that many of us yearn for tradition: a household of inherited practices and beliefs to inhabit as our full selves.”

In an On Being with Krista Tippett article Elizabeth Welliver asks, What if the non-religious, the Nones, held the clues for how to revitalize the dying church?

As a young adult activist and interfaith educator, my life doesn’t match the profile of a typical churchgoer in the South. Yet after working with five church-related institutions, I now am part of the shrinking faction in my generation that adopts a denominational label. I also carry grievances with the white-majority church and often feel isolated within it as a millennial. Especially in the wake of the election, I am turning to my non-religious peers for guidance on community and spiritual life. I think the church needs to do the same. [More]





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