Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Youths' level of faith dependent on community

A survey of 80 teens (10-20 year olds) from various faith communities, including Christian and Mulsim, conducted by a professor from a Mormon university found that parents, religious leaders, a faith community, rituals and traditions, faith tradition or denomination, God and sacred texts are crucial to a young person's faith.

It also found that
Keeping the traditions and a strong relationship with their church community not only helps teens in their faith commitment but also gears them toward seeking a religious network once they leave home and go to college – which tends to be a period when many either leave faith or place their faith on the backburner.

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