Youth on the edge: a profile of American teens

An article in the Oct 4, 2003 issue of Christian Century, titled “Youth on the edge: a profile of American teens”, had this to say about the “current cohort of American teenagers” in assessing the findings of a Gallup Youth Survey:

The spiritual hunger among teens is remarkable. Millions of teens attend church and youth groups regularly. Teenagers express a burgeoning interest in learning about other faith traditions, yet most remain faithful to their own orthodox beliefs. They are persuaded that faith is an important component in their lives, and many of them want to deepen their religious understanding. The challenge for churches is to help channel teenagers’ free-floating, often vague interest in spirituality into sincere religious conviction that grounds a life of faith.

Read the rest of this interesting and illuminating article on-line here: Youth on the edge

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