People between the ages of 18 and 25—a critical period of identity formation—are growing up in a highly-technological world with countless opportunities and distractions vying for their attention. How can religious institutions innovate and evolve to meet the spiritual needs of this generation? And what are the implications for religious and civic life as this generation matures?
At this Brookings briefing, panelists will discuss the findings of a new national survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (and commissioned by Reboot, a national network of young Jewish adults) on youth, religion, and civic engagement. The study compares and contrasts the religious identities of 18–25 year-old Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, and explores the relationship between religious faith practice and the civic and political engagement among American youth. Panelists will take questions from the audience following the discussion.