Abby Day: Why Baby Boomers Turned From Religion

Date(s) - January 20, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Baby Boomers, born post-WWII and defining the 1960s’ cultural revolutions, were the last generation to be baptised and taken regularly to mainstream, Anglican churches. Their parents raised them to be church-attending, respectable citizens, not the part-hippy/part stock-broker atheists they became, raising their Millennial children to be the least religious generation ever. Theirs are stories
of loss, renewal, redemption, and ‘truth’, providing new answers to old questions and helping explain one of the most significant periods of religious change in the UK and Canada.

Abby Day is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Her current research will be published as Why Baby Boomers Turned from Religion: Shaping Belief and Belonging, 1945-2021 (Oxford UP, 2022)


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