Special Issue "Youth, Emerging Adults, Faith, and Giving"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: youth and emerging adults; voluntary giving and participation; religion; community; spatial inequality; social theory
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People are increasingly interested in, concerned about, and excited for the generational changes occurring to faith and giving as young people become adults. Emerging adulthood and the Millennial generation have received considerable scholarly and public press attention. Prior generations wonder: What will happen to the future of faith and giving, and how can we help the new generation emerge as adult leaders? Younger generations wonder: How can we reshape the future of faith and giving, and how can existing religious and civic organizations respond to younger generations?
This Special Issue invites social scientific insights on responses to these questions. We seek a wide variety of high quality articles that capture various angles on the faith and giving of youth and emerging adults, in the United States and internationally. The emphasis is on research that contributes generally to social scientific understandings of religion, charitable giving, volunteering, generosity, youth, and emerging adults. We are especially interested in trends related to participation in religious and civic organizations, including changing cultural structures, beliefs, and orientations to faith and giving in less formal or non-organizational contexts.
Interdisciplinary perspectives are welcome. In addition to the core social science disciplines of sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, and economics, insights are sought from human development, education, social work, history, human geography, management and business studies, law, international relations, philosophy, theology, and other relevant fields with applications to these social science questions. Empirical articles will be the focus of the Special Issue, and consideration will be given to important theoretical, historical, and theological submissions that contribute implications to social scientific inquiry on these topics.
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Prof. Dr. Patricia Snell Herzog
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- emerging adults
- generational changes
- charitable giving
- organizational participation