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Religiously Unaffiliated

An Evangelical Pastor On Reaching The Religiously Unaffiliated

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.09.2017 | Religion

After nearly 30 years at the helm of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Rev. Timothy Keller announced last week that he will be stepping ...

Why So Many Americans Are Leaving Their Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Religion

American religion is in a state of flux. Religious “nones,” a category that includes atheists, agnostics and those with no affiliation to organize...

The Church of Running

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Last weekend, I participated in a Ragnar Trail Event in Zion, Utah. It was a beautiful spiritual experience, though you might not think about running or racing as "spiritual."

Are Nones the 'Missing Link' in Contemporary Religion?

Elizabeth Drescher | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth Drescher

If chimpanzees -- our nearest evolutionary relatives--are expressing an inherent primate religiosity with these stone gathering rituals, might it be the case that we share a genetic predisposition for religion?

Here’s What Being Good Without God Actually Means

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion

In recent years, researchers have begun to study the moral practices of a relatively new and growing group within America's religious landscape -- the...

American Religion Has Never Looked Quite Like It Does Today

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.15.2016 | Religion

Nearly a century after German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche first proclaimed "God is dead,” TIME magazine released a controversial cover on its Ap...

Religiously Affiliated Americans Are As Devout As Ever

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as commit...

Half Of Former Catholics Have Forsaken Religion Altogether

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.13.2015 | Religion

Roughly half of Americans raised in Catholic households have left the church at some point -- and most of them have stayed away for good, according to...

The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.09.2015 | Religion

In Portland, Oregon, a whopping 42 percent of the population identifies as religiously unaffiliated. New analysis from the the Public Religion Researc...

These Are The Largest Religious Groups In American Cities

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

If you live in a major metropolitan area in the U.S., chances are your city is predominantly Catholic, religiously unaffiliated or both. Out of 30 maj...

How The 'Nones' Can Find A Sense Of Community Outside Of Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion

The "nones," or the religiously unaffiliated, are a rapidly growing "faith" group in the United States. They make up roughly 23 percent of the U.S. ad...

7.5 Million Americans Have 'Lost Their Religion' Since 2012

Religion News Service | Tobin Grant | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion

(RNS) A new survey shows in stark relief that what some are calling the Great Decline of religion in America continues: Since 2012, the U.S. has about...

Leaving My Family's Religion, Building A New Community (All Together Podcast)

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

Evidence Of The Changing American Religious Landscape

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion

The United States has long been a majority-Christian country, but it is by no means religiously static. In 2007, Pew Research found the religiously un...

This Is The Biggest Religious Group In Each U.S. State

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion

There are now 23 states where the largest religious group is "unaffiliated" -- a testament, perhaps, to what many researchers describe as a changing r...

"NONES!" are Now "DONES" Is the Church Dying?

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Given the widespread departure from the Church in all its varied expressions, it is a legitimate question. Add to this the reality that the Millennial generation has not only left the Church but does not seem to be returning and you have a recipe for disaster.

The Majority of Religiously Unaffiliated Live In This One Country

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion

The world is highly diverse religiously and otherwise, particularly with the ever-increasing trends of globalization and cultural mixing. But even wit...

Jaweed Kaleem

Hispanic Catholics Increasingly Choosing 'No Religion': Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion

While immigration over several decades has driven up the share of Hispanics in the pews across U.S. Catholic churches, a new survey shows that Hispani...

The Widespread Departure From the Church: I've Had It Backwards!

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The real story is not that the world has left the church. It is the church that has left the world.

Anti-Gay Policies Are Driving Huge Numbers Of Millennials From Church

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

It's widely accepted that young people tend to be less religious than their elders. While recent surveys have revealed that one-in-five adults in Ame...

Religion In Russia Undergoes Dramatic Shift Following Collapse Of Soviet Union

Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

The latest polls on the Russian people's religious affiliation since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 reveals significant demographic shifts, part...

Mayor Bill De Blasio Sets The Record Straight On Atheism Rumors

Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion

Newly elected Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio crushed accusations that he is an atheist on Tuesday, reports Politicker. Five sound trucks promotin...

Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore (Part Two)

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Instead of looking at those who've left the church and asking "What's wrong with them?" shouldn't we be looking at ourselves and asking, "What's wrong with us?"

Amanda Terkel

Fed Up With Being Boxed Out Of Politics, Atheists Move To Amplify Voices Of Nonbelievers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although a growing number of Americans say they are not affiliated with any religion, Congress has just one member who says the same. A ...

LOOK: Surprising Reaction To The Growth Of 'No Religion'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

Surveys have frequently shown that the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans -- including but not limited to atheists, agnostics and people who...