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The State of Religion & Young People 2020, Catholic Edition: Relational Authority — Resources

These resources align with the numbered marginal notes throughout the report:

  1.  Page 18 – Read: Read Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation and learn more about the findings and insights from that report. 
  2.  Page 20 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard unpacking the emotional pain that loneliness causes.
  3.  Page 25 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard discuss inclusion in a Lunch & Learn video Ellen Koneck.
  4.  Page 29 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard talk with Dr. Eugene C. Roehlkepartain from Search Institute, Sarah Kapostasy from Out Youth, and the team from The Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary in the five-part video series What to Say to Young People during COVID-19.
  5.  Page 30 – Read: Read, in our Voices of Young People blog, our interview with Keziah, 13, about a self-portrait she painted while social distancing.  
  6.  Page 30 – Listen: Listen to Emilie, 26, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about the desire for deep conversation. 
  7.  Page 31 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard unpacking surprising features that play into the epidemic of loneliness. 
  8.  Page 34 – Read: Read about resources for responding to racism in a post featuring suggestions compiled by members of the Springtide Research Advisory Board. 
  9.  Page 35 – Listen: Listen to Abdimalik, 24, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about his experience as a Black young man in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. 
  10.  Page 41 / Page 47  – Data: Find breakdowns of our key findings by race, gender, and region below.
  11. Page 49 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard discuss the complexities of young people′s religious lives and, in particular, Catholic young people′s inner and outer lives.
  12. Page 51 – Listen: Listen to season 3 of The Voices of Young People Podcast, which features eleven young people telling us, in their own words, about their religious lives, identities, practices, and beliefs.
  13. Page 69 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard unpacking the relationship between authority, titles, and trust. 
  14. Page 71 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard unpacking how to be a trusted guide—and why that’s a big deal.
  15. Page 77 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard present a webinar on the importance of relational ministry.
  16. Page 78 – Listen: Listen to Jana, 21, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about trusted adults. 
  17. Page 84 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard explaining the need to build trust with young people and their families. 
  18. Page 90 – Read: Read Meaning Making: 8 Values That Drive America’s Newest Generations, and check out the additional free resources created to dive deeper.
  19. Page 92 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard discussing care.
  20. Page 97 – Listen: Listen to Jana, 21, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about meaningful relationships. 
  21. Page 106 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard explaining the difference between isolation and choosing to be alone. 
  22. Page 110 – Listen: Listen to “Panorama for Orchestra,” created by Conner, 23. He composed this piece in response to the question “How are you finding connection and meaning in these days of physical distancing?” Read our interview with him in our Voices of Young People blog.
  23. Page 117 – Watch: Watch a Lunch & Learn video with Dr. Josh Packard and Ellen Koneck discussing what attracts young people to organizations. 

Data Breakdowns

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