This edition of ReligionLink explores the complex and at-times surprising role religion and spirituality play in the lives of millennials.
Kevin Singer is co-director of Neighborly Faith, which aims to bridge divides between young evangelicals and Muslims. He also teaches world religion at two community colleges in Illinois and he has planted two churches with the Southern Baptist Convention.
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.
Roslyn Miller is co-founder and leader of Reclaimed Church in Orlando, Florida, a faith community affiliated with the Church of Christ that’s focused on getting more young people involved in organized religion.
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.
Antwuan Malone serves as ministry director for Elevate Young Adult Ministry in Collin County, Texas, a program dedicated to helping millennials reconnect with faith communities. Arrange an interview through the contact form on his website.
Ousmane Kane is a professor of contemporary Islamic religion and society at Harvard Divinity School. He also serves as a counselor for Muslim students on campus.
Sergio DellaPergola is a professor emeritus of Israel-Diaspora relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has studied Jewish millennials in the U.S. and Israel.