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Religion in America: Exploring the Changing Landscape with Students

Religious Identity; Religious Studies; Students

Timothy Beal (Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University)

March 14, 2023

Advisor: Amanda Oswalt, NHC Teacher Advisory Council

Following a broad survey of the religious landscape of the United States, past and present, we will consider major forces of change on the horizon, especially the rapid rise of the “Nones” (those who answer “none” when asked to identify their religious affiliation) among younger generations. Emphasis will be placed on engaging easily accessible visual and textual resources with students in the classroom.

Webinar Resources

Before the live webinar please be sure to review the available materials in the webinar resource folder. Use the code provided in your registration email to access these resources.

  • Beal, Timothy. “Can Religion Still Speak to Younger Americans?” Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2019.
  • Beal, Timothy. “Looking Ahead: Forces of Change.” In Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction, 90–114. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.


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