For a number of years now, it has been common knowledge for experts and average Americans alike that there is a steady decline in religious affiliation. Indeed, it seems to be one of the few trends we can still count on these days. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will explore a comprehensive new report from the Pew Research Center on the decline of Americans’ religious affiliations.

If you listen to State of Belief, it’s a safe bet that you have an appreciation for how essential communication and cooperation across lines of religious differences really are. In a diverse world, there are few issues that are not impacted by those differences; and young people are particularly key in these engagements. Welton will welcome to the program the founder and executive director of KidSpirit, Elizabeth Dabney Hochman. KidSpirit is an unaffiliated nonprofit online magazine and community run by and for young people to engage each other about life’s big questions in an open and inclusive spirit.

Meticulous data is regularly published which concur with this trend that Americans are identifying less and less with organized religion. Dr. Greg Smith, associate director of the Pew Research Center, will join Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, to delve into the latest report on the ever-growing number of religious “nones” in this country.

Welton will welcome back to the program Rabbi Jack Moline, President of the Interfaith Alliance. On this episode, Welton and Jack will discuss a range of topics and updates from inside the beltway, from priority cases in the current Supreme Court session to the Alliance’s summer accomplishments and its upcoming work.

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