This edition of ReligionLink explores the complex and at-times surprising role religion and spirituality play in the lives of millennials.
The Rev. Will Stanley is associate rector at All Saints’ Beverly Hills, an Episcopal church in Beverly Hills, California. He has spoken about what it’s like to be a millennial priest.
Teddy Reeves is a religion specialist at the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture. He is ordained in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and has led panel discussions across the country on black millennials’ religious lives.
Wendy McCormick directs the southwest regional office for the Center for Congregations in Evansville, Indiana, and specializes in helping congregations engage young members. She is also an ordained Presbyterian pastor.
Almeda M. Wright is an assistant professor of religious education at Yale Divinity School. She studies African American religion and adolescent spiritual development, and she is an ordained American Baptist preacher.
Olga Marina Segura is an associate editor at America magazine, where she writes on race, culture and the Catholic Church. She co-hosts “Jesuitical,” a podcast on issues facing Catholic young adults.
Kaya Oakes is the author of The Nones Are Alright and Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church and regularly publishes articles and essays on religious life. She is also a writing instructor at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Rev. Melanie C. Jones is a Baptist preacher and instructor of ethics, theology and leadership at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. She also directs the seminary’s Center for Womanist Leadership, building upon her work as co-founder of The Millennial Womanist Project, which empowers young black women of faith. Arrange an interview with her […]
Colleen Dulle hosts the “Inside the Vatican” podcast for America magazine, where she also serves as an assistant producer of audio and video.