Nones Panel Response and Discussion

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Did you miss the panel “Discussing the Nones: What They Say About the Category Religion and American Society” at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Baltimore last month? Our own Prof. Steven Ramey joined Chip Callahan (Missouri), Sean McCloud (UNC Charlotte), Monica Miller (Lehigh University) and Patricia O’Connell Killen (Gonzaga) for a lively panel discussion that is now available for your viewing pleasure. Steven and Monica have already written about their responses to the panel here. Now you can watch it for yourself, with a new segment posted each day this week.

All five panelists join in a spirited discussion of their agreements, disagreements, and the implications for the academic study of religion.

This segment features Patricia O’Connell Killen (Academic Vice President, Gonzaga University) responding to the panel, challenging other panelists to attend to the differences between forms of statistical data and to suggest approaches for moving forward.

Discussing the ‘Nones’ with Patricia O’Connell Killen from UA Religious Studies.

This segment is the roundtable discussion that followed the panelists brief presentations.

‘Nones’ Roundtable Discussion from UA Religious Studies.

You can find a recent Edge/HuffPo piece co-authored by Steven and Monica here and the Nones intro that was distributed at the AAR session with more links here.

See the earlier installments of the series here and here.