This past week Aspen Institute Radio celebrated the imminent arrival of the Pope to the United States, featuring discussions on America’s changing religious landscape, how millennials are losing their faith, and an examination of religious pluralism in American society.
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America’s Changing Religious Landscape
How do we engage America’s religious pluralism as a force for the common good? Former White House Advisor David Gergen, the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships member Eboo Patel, and author and public theologian Jim Wallis describe how America’s religious diversity is a source of civic engagement, and how we can bridge religious differences to build a stronger social fabric.
Religious Pluralism in America
America’s religious diversity: are we pulling together or pulling apart? Three distinguished authorities on American religion discuss how the country can move from diversity to pluralism, acknowledging our differences yet bridging them to build a more robust civic conversation.
Why Are Millennials Losing Faith?
In the US, 25 percent of young adults under age 30 do not claim affiliation with any particular religion. What does this new reality mean for communities of faith, and culture at large, as a generation of Americans increasingly turns away from such identity-forming institutions?
Separating Church and Morality
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) discusses faith and public life with Wallis. The conversation begins from an agreement that the separation of church and state is imperative, but that moral values should not be segregated from public life.
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