Cosmopolitan Religion: How the Nonreligious are Reshaping American Religion
The portion of the American population who report that they are not identified or affiliated with an institutional religion continues to grow. Among all adults, more than a quarter identify as Nones; among adults under age 30, some 40 percent are unaffiliated. This is a dramatic sea change for American religion, as Nones rewire American religious practice and reshape the religious landscape. Santa Clara University professor Elizabeth Drescher, author of Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones (Oxford 2016), will discuss patterns of religious and nonreligious practice that Nones are bringing to contemporary American culture.
Dr. Elizabeth Drescher is a professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in religious studies, and directs the Living Religion Collaborative. She received an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is the author of Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her current research is on religious cosmopolitanism.
We Start at 7:15pm
15min - Introduction and Calendar
45min - Speaker
15min - Q&A, Wrap Up
10min - Breakdown and hangout.