Religious nones are the face of the evolving religious landscape. But that oversimplifies shifts taking place around the world, according to the research.
Nicolas M. Somma is an associate professor of sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He is co-author of the book Links, Beliefs and Hopes: The Social Cohesion of Latin Americans and a 2017 article on religious change in the region.
Catholic leaders will gather in Rome later this month to discuss the clergy sex abuse crisis. Experts doubt they’ll approve any major policy changes.
Juan Carlos Cruz is an advocate for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. By sharing his own experience of abuse, he spurred the Vatican to take action in Chile and later received an apology from Pope Francis. Cruz now lives in Philadelphia and works in communications.
Scholars, scientists and faith leaders around the world are working to reduce tensions between religion and science.
Manuel E. Cortes is a professor of biology at Bernardo O’Higgins University in Santiago, Chile. He has researched and written about the relationship between religion and science in the context of Catholic history.
Felipe Sierra is director of the division of aging biology at the National Institute on Aging.
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Claims membership of over 4 million people in 13,609 churches in 81 countries and territories including more than 2,000 churches in the United States. Contact Rev. William (Bill) W. Malick, director of church multiplication ministries.
Report on religion in South America.