The early May Pew Research report on religious trends in America has kindled a firestorm of commentary—attacking and defending, challenging and lamenting, gloating and grieving.
As the religious landscape in America opens up to greater tolerance for different religions or no religions, the possibility of embracing non-Western religious options becomes increasingly acceptable. What happens when Eastern religions engage Western culture, traditions, and norms? In this series, Buddhists, Daoists, Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus consider the future of Eastern religious traditions in the American context. Articles address second-generation faith expressions, public policies, internal challenges, and cultural obstacles.
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.
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