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What a ‘post-religion’ America means for you

Americans are moving away from religion, and that seems to be creating challenges for building community. How do we build strong communities in a world that’s increasingly secular?

Credit: Montecruz Foto
Credit: Montecruz Foto

We speak to New York Times opinion writer Jessica Grose about her fascinating 5-part series exploring how Americans are moving away from religion, and what it means for society.

Study after study shows the rise of “nones,” people who identify as having no religion. But there’s also a plethora of evidence that religion plays a special role in community building. Eric and guest host Rabbi Daniel Septimus, the CEO of Austin’s Federation Shalom Austin, explore with Grose what’s behind the trends and how communities can adapt.

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About The Glue: Jewish Federations of North America are proud to present The Glue, with President and CEO Eric Fingerhut. The Glue is an exploration of what holds us together in divided times. Join Eric in each episode for riveting conversations with experts and thought leaders exploring how our communities are evolving, and why their evolution is crucial to some of the biggest social challenges our societies face today.

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