This edition of ReligionLink explores the complex and at-times surprising role religion and spirituality play in the lives of millennials.
Ramy Youssef is a Muslim comedian and actor best known for starring in the series “Ramy” about being a Muslim millennial.
Joel Thiessen is a sociology professor at Ambrose University in Calgary, Canada, and he also directs the school’s Flourishing Congregations Institute. He studies Canadian millennials’ relationship to religion and the rise of religious “nones” across North America.
Vicenc Molina Oliver is a professor at the University of Barcelona, where he studies civil rights, ethics and secularism. He has researched the rise of religious “nones” in Spain.
Andrew Singleton is a sociologist of religion at Deakin University in Australia. He studies spirituality, new religious movements and young people’s relationship with faith.
Galen Watts is a Ph.D. candidate in cultural studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is studying contemporary spirituality and has focused his research on Canadian millennials.
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 […]
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He is one of three conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders.