- May 27, 2020
A survey by the Pew Forum recently found that while religious commitment generally tends to drop the more educated people become, Christians buck that trend. Some experts say that makes sense, while others wonder if there’s some ‘pious lying’ going on about matters such as attending church services among more educated Christians.
Following the example of Saint John Paul II in terms of talking with one who has left the fold might prove the most effective route. He listened to people desiring to understand them and their hearts, he discerned to find similarities and shared convictions he held with the other person, and then he used what was shared between himself and the other person as a bridge for dialogue.
Statistics show America is losing its religion, but Krista Tippett instead sees something powerful rising. To the doyenne of religion journalism, GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s surge reflects “raw human pain.” The mushrooming percentage of Americans who say they don’t identify with any religious label reveals one of “the most spiritually