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

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

  1.  Page 14 – Read: Read Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation and learn more about the findings and insights from that report.
  2. Page 16 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard unpacking the emotional pain that loneliness causes.
  3. Page 21 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard discuss inclusion in a Lunch & Learn video Ellen Koneck.
  4. Page 25 – 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 26 – 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 26 – Listen: Listen to Emilie, 26, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about the desire for deep conversation.
  7. Page 27 – Watch: Dr. Josh Packard unpack surprising features that play into the epidemic of loneliness.
  8. Page 30 – Read: Read about resources for responding to racism in a post featuring suggestions compiled by members of the Springtide Research Advisory Board. 
  9. Page 31 – 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 36 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard discuss the complexities of young people’s religious lives and why it’s important to focus on behaviors, not just labels.
  11. Page 37 / Page 44 – Data: Find breakdowns of our key findings by race, gender, and region below.
  12. Page 45 – Listen: Listen to season 3 of The Voices of Young People Podcast, which features ten young people telling us, in their own words, about their religious lives, identities, practices, and beliefs.
  13. Page 61 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard unpacking the relationship between authority, titles, and trust. 
  14. Page 63 – 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 67 – Watch: Watch a video of Dr. Josh Packard present a webinar on the importance of relational ministry.
  16. Page 68 – Listen: Listen to Jana, 21, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about trusted adults. 
  17. Page 74 – Watch: Watch Dr. Josh Packard explaining the need to build trust with young people and their families.
  18. Page 80 – 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 82 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard discussing care.
  20. Page 87 – Listen: Listen to Jana, 21, in The Voices of Young People Podcast, talk about meaningful relationships. 
  21. Page 94 – Watch: Watch a short video of Dr. Josh Packard explaining the difference between isolation and choosing to be alone. 
  22. Page 98 – 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 105 – 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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