Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Young Nation Under God: America and Religion


Two radio shows, On Being, hosted by Krista Tippet and The Takeaway, hosted by John Hockenberry, put together a series last month called "Young Nation Under God."

The purpose of the series was to explore the shifting landscape with four groups: "secular Jews, Christians-turned-humanists, American-born Muslims experiencing a clash of cultures, and African-American millennials who remain as committed to their faith as their parents’ generation."

The broadcast above is the first in the series and is about millennials.  Here  is a link to the 2010 survey by the  Pew Research on Religion and Public Life about millennials.  They are the generation born after 1980  and came of age around the year 2000. According to Pew research, one fourth are not affiliated with any particular faith.

Other titles in the series include:
  • What does it mean to be Jewish
  • First Generation Muslim-Americans Navigate Challenges of Faith and Country
  • Christians Turned Atheists Discuss Decision to Leave Family Faith Behind
  • Krista Tippett on Millennials Losing Their Religion
  • Faith Leaders Respond to Religion's Changing Role


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