From the "Parish Pulse," the newsletter of the OCA Diocese of the Midwest.
Wednesday May 20, 2009 2:00 PM CDT/3:00 PM EDT
Recent Changes in the American Religious Landscape - Fr. Basil Aden
Our American culture is rapidly changing. To be effective, our mission and ministry needs to comprehend and apply itself to this new landscape.
This webinar will overview the profound changes in American religious affiliation as well as the ever-widening range of religious beliefs that Americans are entertaining. It will give perspectives on parish action in context of the results of three recent surveys:
* the Pew Forum's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey of 2007.
* the Baylor Institute's 2006 "Survey of American Piety in the 21st Century"
* the Patriarch Athenagoras Institute Survey of Orthodoxy in America conducted in 2007 and 2008.
Father Aden is a priest of the diocese as well as Associate Professor of Philosophy (Religious Studies) at Rock Valley College in Rockford IL where he teaches courses on Religion in America, Introduction to Religion, Sacred Writings (scriptures) of World Religions, and World Religions. His focus is on contemporary issues of religion in America and the world.
Attend this webinar and earn 3 credits. After listening to the webinar, simply fill out the "Events, Seminars, Workshops" worksheet at left and submit it to me at else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.