Claire Lesegretain : the religious landscape of today’s youth

The author, chief reporter on religious affairs for the newspaper “ La Croix ”, paints a picture of the religious world of young people today. Adolescents, who are rather uninformed about religious matters, tend to develop spiritual curiosity without actually belonging to any religion, “ off the beaten track ”. However, for some of them real conversions may occur at this period in life. One should also note the success of rallies such as World Youth Day, where the young can experience a more emotional, warm and festive form of religious practice.

Adolescence, 2008, T. 26, n°1, pp. 193-199.