Josh Packard is executive director of Springtide Research Institute and the author of Church Refugees. He can be contacted @drjoshpackard.

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'Refusal to engage': Gen Z sees gap in support of LGBTQ+ rights among faith groups

Community is more than gathering; it is more than numbers. Community is about belonging to self and other, a kind of democratized space and place that creates conditions for radical flourishing.


Gen Z is keeping the faith. Just don't expect to see them at worship.

At 18, Sam still identifies himself as a Catholic. But if it partly defines him, it doesn't limit him. "I regularly practice centering prayer and was involved in a centering prayer group, which wasn’t technically Catholic," he recently told us as we researched Gen Z's attitudes toward faith.