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Relentlessly High Youth Unemployment is a 'Global Time Bomb'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

Last month's job report shows 16 percent of young adults who consistently seek full-time employment are unable to find work. Last month's job report shows 16 percent of ...

Half of Christian Young Adults Say Marijuana Should Be Legal
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Half of young Christians favor the legalization of marijuana, says a new survey out today from the Public Religion Research Institute. Half of young Christians favor the legaliz ...

VIDEO: The Spiritual Practice of Bread-Making
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Spiritual growth through bread-making. Many congregations lament that young adults are leaving ch ...

'Relevance' Is Not Enough
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Joshua Witchger Many young adults are leaving the church these day ...

Vehicles for Grace
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Francisco X. Stork Betsy Shirley talks to author Francisco X. Stork abou ...

Young Evangelicals and the 2012 Election
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

Young evangelicals are different from their parents and any generation that has preceded them. On Thursday, Sojourners launched its 2012 election campaign, Voting For Us , ...

How Do We Engage Young Millennials?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

What is clear is that new modes of thinking are essential to approach a generation that has been devastated by their examples of Christianity and political leadership. As part of ...

Four Reasons Why I Came Back To Church
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 5:38pm | Type: Blog

I’ve written a couple of pieces recently that have gotten a lot of attention about why younger people tend to walk away from church. Some readers suggested I might also post a piece about why young adults come ...

Four More (BIG) Reasons Young Adults Quit Church
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

There are a plethora of reasons young adults are leaving the Church. Adding to yesterday's list, Christian Piatt explores more. There has been a surprisingly positive respons ...

Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church
Originally Posted: 03/11/2012 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

From time to time I revisit the question: Why are young adults walking away from religion? Although the answer(s) vary from person to person, there are some general trends that I think apply in most cases. ...

Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Before I met President Obama, I was always cynically independent when it came to politics. Like a lot of other young people with different views on different issues, I never considered myself to be either a D ...

Generation XYZ: This Is Not Your Grandfather's Morality
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

If older generations paint morality in black and white, young people's palettes are disappointingly grey. If older generations paint morality in black and white, young ...

Take a Walk on 9/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us are wondering how best to honor the many victims of that tragedy and its aftermath. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 appro ...

Would I Risk as Much as the Dreamers?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The youngest person in a crowd of teenagers and young adults at the Dream Act Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday was an 8-year-old girl. The youngest person in a cro ...

Remembering the Real, Radical Martin Luther King
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

"I had no idea Martin Luther King was a radical!" These shocked words were spoken to me this weekend after an activist training I'd been running in Sydney. "I ...

Budget Cuts and Bad Faith
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

House Republicans announced a plan yesterday to cut <a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/feb/3/republicans-find-places-to-cut-43-billion/" target="_blank">$43 billion in ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

Reel Images of Immigration: Made in L.A.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p> </p> <p>[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit < ...

A Neighborhood View of Consumer Financial Protection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As someone who lives in Cleveland -- which in some years is identified as the poorest city in the U.S. As someone who lives in Cleveland -- which in some years is identified as th ...

Pastors: Your Kids Are Listening to You on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

The data is in. The data is in. Kids these days trust the news media as a source for information on global climate change only slightly more than they trust Sarah " I'm ...

The Contentious Issue of 'Selective Conscientious Objection'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/02/09/encouraging-informed-freedom-of-conscience-on-questions-of-war/">As I have been talking about</a> the <a href="http://www.conscienceinwar. ...

Imagining a New Way
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel 'Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together.' Some years ago, ...

My Son's Struggle with Christianity vs. Christ
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

As is the case for many Americans, I use the Christmas and New Year holidays as a time to reflect and try to gain perspective on matters near and dear to me. As is the case for ma ...

'Human Wrongs' and the Next Generation of Christian Activists at Urbana
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wayneyuan.com/2010/01/urbana-09-photos.html"></a>Last week I had the privilege of attending the <a href="http://www.urbana09.org/home.main.cfm"&g ...

Redemptive Poetry on a Night of Violence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire. It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire. I creep to the window ...

Kids Need All the Positive Words They Can Get
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently a bunch of people e-mailed me the same <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/opinion/16kristof.html"><em>New York Times</em> column</a>, which cited a variety of ...

Green Jobs Take Youth Miles High
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

When La'Kyla Byrd cleared trails and tended to trees in Denver's City Park this past year as a member of <a href="http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/">Mile High Youth Corps</a>, ...

Mark Driscoll, St. Francis, and the Megachurch
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said:</p> I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said: This genera ...

A Good Story: 'I'm Going to Kill You'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I often tell people not to ask me for statistics because in this work all the statistics are bad. Ask me for stories instead, I say, because even in the worst of times I always have a good story. ...

What to Do If Someone at Your Church Has an Eating Disorder
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

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