The proposal is for a modular text in the sociology of religion. The field shades into Theology/Religious Studies but the core market is sociology of religion.

The Future of Religion? Young People, Religion and Spirituality

The future of religion? young people, religion and spirituality

After Reading this Chapter you Will:

  • be aware of recent developments in the religiosity of young people;
  • understand how young people are engaging with alternative faiths and spiritualities;
  • understand how religion works on the Internet; and
  • be able to make informed conclusions about the future of religion.

At key seasonal times of the year – such as the summer and winter solstices – scores of Wiccans (witches) gather together in parks, forests and other open spaces to enact rituals that celebrate the seasons. Dressed in robes, or even skyclad (naked), one of the rituals involves casting (drawing) a circle on the ground. Different points ...

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