Minnesota institute explores what is replacing religion for young adults

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(Jean Hopfensperger,  Star Tribune, Oct. 19, 2019) 
 
Where are teens and young adults looking for meaning and connection today? 

“A new research institute has been launched in Minnesota specifically to explore this question, focusing on where 13- to 25-year-olds—from all religious backgrounds—are finding the support” that religious institutions often offered in the past. 

Some foundational observations, understandings, and direction for Springtide Research Institute are explored in a news story in the Star Tribune. Interviewees include John Vitek, president and CEO of the  Springtide Research Institute, part of the Lasallian Education and Research Initiative based in Winona, and Dr. Josh Packard, executive director of Springtide. 
 
Read the full article here.

Springtide Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research group that conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the lived experience of young people (ages 13 to 25). Springtide is here to discover their stories, build new tools, and play a role in connecting young people to themselves, to each other, and to the adults who care about them. 

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