Young people have 'faded memory of Christianity' says Church book
Religion is largely irrelevant to most young people, who rely instead on a “secular trinity” of themselves, their family and their friends to give meaning to their lives, a new book claims.
By Tim Ross and Martin Beckford
05 Oct 2010
The study published by the Church of England concludes that people born after 1982 - known as "Generation Y" - have only a “faded cultural memory” of Christianity.
For many young people, religious observance extends no further than praying in their bedrooms during moments of crisis, on a “need to believe basis”.
The findings are contained a new book, The Faith of Generation Y, whose authors include the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Rev Christopher Cocksworth. the rest