Heritage or hate? In Europe, commemorating a complicated past | Philip Jenkins, The Christian Century https://t.co/9eZyIIWMXK
Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition - The Washington Post https://t.co/yGnmd2mhIP
A journey of friendship for 2 Baylor profs, from the Middle East to Texas https://t.co/mJyZvohpdO
Should Christians Support Gun Control? | Thomas Kidd - TGC https://t.co/ZbVEs7zV66
Trump taps outgoing Southern Baptist head for religious board https://t.co/tuELDHsPCn The Tennessean quotes Thomas Kidd
Trump Syllabus - The Chronicle of Higher Education https://t.co/UMnIbVXILJ with input from Philip Jenkins
A new reformation is under way: Philip Jenkins addresses mid council leaders at Presbyterian General Assembly https://t.co/eCcSOtxkCr
The Church and the American Flag | Thomas Kidd - TGC https://t.co/naYUhTbBDD
Mary Eberstadt's new book is It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies https://t.co/ZOy9CK1qsn
Summer Reading List of American Protestant History https://t.co/gIuLA2pKeY @AndreaLTurpin at the Anxious Bench blog

End of Religion? Conference, Washington, DC

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November 10, 2015
9:00 am – 11:00 am
National Press Club, Washington, DC

This event is hosted by Baylor in Washington

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In recent years, religion’s decline and imminent fall has been a source of intense interest to media and academics alike. Repeated surveys have been cited as showing the decline of American faith, the growth of atheism, and of the number of people admitting to no religion – the famous “Nones” – so that once famously religious America seems set to secularize on the lines of Godless Europe.

The problem is that schema is so multiply flawed as to be close to worthless. To say this is not to reject the methodology or conclusions of any one particular survey or projection, but rather to challenge the working assumptions of all of them. We can cite problems of definition and language; inaccurate understandings of history and historical change; and a stubborn unwillingness to observe and understand the many signs pointing to the resilient growth of religion around the world, and specifically in North America. Whichever approach we use – statistical, historical, comparative, sociological – the secularization narrative falls apart.

A gulf separates what can reliably and responsibly be said about future projections of religion, and the interpretations offered. Our goal in this event is to provide an essential corrective to the Secularization Myth, and to offer ways of understanding and debunking future claims as they arise.

“A GODLESS AMERICAN FOUNDING?” – Thomas S. Kidd

A GODLESS WORLD?  Signs of a Global Religious Revival-   Rodney Stark

GODLESS EUROPE? –  Philip Jenkins

“GODLESS LIVES?:  Does Religion Matter for Our Well-Being?”  – Jeff Levin

THE MYTH OF AMERICAN PIETY ? – Byron R. Johnson

 TOWARD A GODLESS AMERICA? – J. Gordon Melton

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