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Tracking Millennials: Do they — should they — care?

I posted an article last week reporting on religious and political trends among the Millennial generation. The trends of institutional disaffiliation are especially important for us in the Church to pay pay attention to. In light of the Millennials’ declining affiliation with churches, or any religious institution for that... read more»

Posted by Nico Romeijn-Stout on July 15, 2014

Tracking Millennials: Trends among emerging adults

Millennials may just be the most researched generation of all time — largely thanks to the Internet). And it's no surprise: As Millennials emerge into adulthood, they are quickly becoming the next major economic and political force in the United States. Businesses are after their money, politicians want their... read more»

Posted by Nico Romeijn-Stout on July 08, 2014

Religion isn’t dying

“Religion is dying.” Sound familiar? Yeah, I know. We all hear it often and for those of us who depend on a healthy religious community to continue our work, the idea of organized religion dying out is an uneasy thought. As a rising senior with hopes of entering... read more»

Posted by Erin Brown on June 25, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

The United Methodist Church has always been important in my life. Growing up, my father was a pastor until I was around 13. The ideas and preaching of John Wesley were ingrained into my head and heart at a young age. As I have learned and appreciated the thoughts of Methodism... read more»

Posted by Michael Moore on June 11, 2014

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more»

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

Meet Ali Santiago

Meet Ali Santiago from the North Carolina Annual Conference and a rising junior at Meredith College. Ali Santiago Ali was placed at the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA). Her work at MFSA included writing blog posts, participating in panel discussions and conducting research on reproductive justice. Ali boldly proclaims, ... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on July 24, 2013

Meet Glory Mulimba

Glory Mulimba Meet Glory Mulimba of the South Congo Annual Conference and student at Africa University in Zimbabwe. Glory was placed at Men Can Stop Rape, a national organization working to address violence through developing healthy masculinity in men. He worked with another EYA intern, Jamil Hendricks on the Healthy... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on July 24, 2013

Meet Errolyn Gray

Errolyn Gray Meet Errolyn Gray from the Mississippi Annual Conference and recent graduate of Alcorn State University.  Errolyn was placed at RESULTS, a non-profit organization focusing on addressing the root causes of poverty. As part of the U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaign team, her work at RESULTS focused on early... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on July 24, 2013

Meet Jeff Preptit

Jeff Preptit Meet Jeff Preptit from the Holston Annual Conference.  Jeff is a student at Milligan College and was placed at the Syrian Emergency Task Force this summer as part of his EYA internship. His responsibilities include managing social media, attending congressional hearings, drafting editorials, and preparing for upcoming... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on July 23, 2013

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