Opting Out of Religion… Religious Nones and New Opportunities for the Church
24% of Canadian adults and 32% of Canadian teens say they have no religious affiliation. In this episode, Nick Kadun and Rob Chartrand sit down with Dr. Joel Thiessen (Professor of Sociology and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University) to discuss the findings of his recent co-authored work, None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada (2020) and unpack topics as:
- Who are the Nones?
- Reasons for disaffiliation
- Changes in Canadian society and culture, and,
- Hope for the Canadian church