Surf’s Up at the American Academy of Religion!

Are you going to the American Academy of Religion meeting this November? Are you there right now? Are you bummed about being in Baltimore in the autumnal chill? We have something to bring a little sunshine to your weekend. Find one of the Sacred Matters editors wandering the halls of the meeting and we will gladly give you one of these special edition Sacred Matters surfboard bottle openers. Also look for them strewn around the conference rooms. Hang ten.

Introducing Sacred Matters

Sacred Matters is a web magazine of public scholarship that undercuts conventional understandings of religion and reimagines the boundaries between religion and culture. It is designed with the “nones” in mind, the fastest growing segment of the American religious landscape over the last ten years. These are individuals who prefer not to claim a specific, singular religious identity on surveys, who are unaffiliated, and who are mostly young Americans. But while they claim no religious affiliation, they are still not completely removed from the sacred. Sacred Matters features articles and commentaries that bring the sacred beings and things of society […]