Sacred Heart University professor, Honors Colloquium guest to lecture on decline of participation in organized religion in U.S.
A professor of religious studies at Sacred Heart University, Christel Manning has spent the past decade studying people who leave their religion. She will be visiting the University of Rhode Island Nov. 19 as part of the “Religion in America” Honors Colloquium, where she will discuss a group of people termed the “nones,” or people unaffiliated with any organized religion. Her research aims to discover what these people are turning to as they exit the sphere of conventional religion, and how this will affect the future of religion in the U.S.
The lecture, “The Nones: America’s…