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Jana Riess: Extra younger adults are leaving faith, however that’s not the entire story, say researchers

It has develop into nearly a foregone conclusion that younger adults are leaving organized faith in excessive numbers. Newly printed findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion don’t problem that conclusion — not precisely. However they do supply a fuller image of what’s taking place, together with some potential excellent news for mainline Protestants. Faith Information Service spoke with co-authors Melinda Lundquist Denton and Richard Flory about their findings and what’s taking place with faith in America. This interview has been edited for size and readability. You write…

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Jana Riess: LDS Church’s plan for reopening doesn’t go far sufficient

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a two-phased plan for reopening church conferences and actions. I don’t imagine the primary section, which is about to start in some elements of the world, is strict sufficient to make sure folks’s security proper now once we’re nonetheless very a lot within the warmth of this pandemic. Though the doc makes use of phrases like “cautious” and “warning” and emphasizes repeatedly the necessity to comply with authorities security protocols wherever members reside on the planet, the church’s tips go…

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Jana Riess: Latter-day Saint ladies are discovering — and utilizing — their voices. Are males within the church listening?

On my bookshelves I’ve a replica of the well-known 1971 “pink” challenge of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, a pioneering effort for Mormon feminists to make themselves heard. Practically 70 years later, Dialogue’s latest issue builds upon that effort with a particular challenge guest-edited by the feminist journal Exponent II. As a group of essays, articles, poetry, and artwork all organized across the theme of girls claiming energy, it’s stunning and robust. (And downloading it here is free, so please give it a learn.) Studying the difficulty, I used…

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