Reporting on the ‘new faithful’ in America
Journalist chronicles the trend toward traditional religion and practices
By Colleen Carroll Campbell
The new revival
A growing number of today’s young adults are adopting the teachings and traditions of an orthodox Christian faith. Their grassroots religious revival, which has been brewing for several years, is now manifesting itself more visibly. Private conversion experiences are evolving into public declarations of faith. Amorphous longing for God is developing into defined religious conviction. And the spiritual search of a growing number of young Americans is culminating in commitments to traditional religion and morality – commitments that have the potential to significantly impact the broader culture.