Title of Presentation: Irreligion Rising: Causes and Consequences of Growing Secularity in America
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 5:00 pm
Location: Mission Bay E
Presentation Summary: More Americans are rejecting religion than ever before. According to some estimates, between 20% and 30% of Americans are now non-religious. How do we explain this rapid increase of secularity? And what might it portend? The underlying causes of the recent rise of irreligion in America will be discussed, as well as the expected consequences for the decades ahead.
Biography: Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College. He is the founder the Pitzer College secular studies program and the author of several books, including Faith No More and Society Without God. He lives in Claremont, CA, with his wife and three kids.