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Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Millennials Losing Faith: Reinventing Meaning in a World Without Religion

Aug 05, 2015 | 20 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In the United States, 25 percent of young adults under age 30 do not claim affiliation with any particular religion—twice as many as their parents' generation. What does this mean for communities of faith as young Americans increasingly turn away from such identity-forming institutions? Outside of those traditional religious institutions, what rituals, gatherings, and ways of thinking are defining the millennial search for meaning? A panel of religious scholars and academics discuss this new reality.

 

This discussion took place at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.

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