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In the News: America’s Youth Are Religious. They’re Spiritual. But They Don’t Trust Institutions

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Deseret News. This article, America’s youth are religious. They’re spiritual. But they don’t trust institutions is reprinted in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

Wearing bright-orange shirts and standing on a strip of grass facing Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the small group of young protesters held signs that read, “Love God. Love your neighbor. Act on climate.”

This wasn’t just a Saturday afternoon demonstration; it was also an expression of faith, as the placards suggest. These young people were part of YECA, or Young Evangelicals for Climate Action; their speech was filled with quotes from the Bible — Ecclesiastes, to be specific, said YECA field organizer Jenna Van Donselaar.

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