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Why are so many religious “nones” attending divinity schools?

The New York Times investigated why some religious ‘nones’–people who don’t identify as religious or part of an historical faith tradition–are attending divinity schools. They profiled several people involved in this phenomenon, including Angie Thurston, a Harvard Divinity School student who has helped create a vibrant community named Harvard Religious Nones for people who don’t associate with traditional religious creeds.

Thurston is critical of the term ‘nones’. From the article:

“It’s difficult to foster community based on negation, on saying what you aren’t,” she […]

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