Major Trends in Religious Traditions

This summer, Patheos has been hosting a 12-week series of conversations on the topic of "current religious trends." Each of the first eleven weeks has been dedicated to a trending topic or question in one of the communities represented by our Faith Channels (see the full schedule and topics here).

As much as ever, the world is deeply enmeshed in the matters of religion. During this final week of the series, some of our regular contributors to identify and comment on the issue of greatest import as they understand it. What is most critical in the various traditions? What is most culturally relevant in the larger arena of religion in the world today? What single issue seems to be most pressing?