Religious diversity in America has exploded in the last century, and religious freedom has further promoted the marketplace of spiritualities. In this final week of the Patheos Summer Series, we explore some of these new religious developments. Some of them are derived from Christian roots; others identify with even older traditions; and yet others are much newer developments of thought and practice.
This topic is part of our summer symposium on the Future of Faith in America. For more resources visit our Future of Faith main page.
The growing emphasis on health and spirituality suggests that Christian Science has the potential for its vision to be compelling to a wider audience in the U.S.
J. Carl Gregg
Being "Religious But Not Spiritual" may be more debilitating than the "spiritual but not religious" reality.
Confronted by the difficulties of recent years, many Christian Scientists have thought more deeply about the nature of their church and its purpose in the world.
Of all the religions in America, the Unitarian Universalists ought to be the least anxious about the future.
Anne Newkirk Niven
In the end, our challenge is to create a culture that brings joy to the downtrodden and inspires us to campaign on behalf of Life, even when that work may seem hopeless.
Paganism is taking the dissonances of our traditions and using them as the gateway to enter the Mysteries.
In anticipation of the next Renaissance in the 2020s, the Wheel is turning again, and consciousness of the Goddess is re-emerging throughout the world.
Baha'i communities, Baha'i individuals, and Baha'i institutions will be the primary players in the development of the Baha'i Faith in America.
As we build our spiritual resources as individuals, and those of communities and institutions, we will begin to see the healing of our fractured social-ecological environment.
The rise of the "nones" reflects a growing awareness of the oneness of humanity.
We believe in the basic goodness of Mankind and that with all people of goodwill working together we can tackle these social ills and accomplish what has only been a dream before.