- People who value openness to truth, wherever it may be found
- People who give priority to the search over certainty in the life of faith
- People who question Christianity’s claims of superiority over other religious traditions
- People who want to be engaged in the struggle for justice and peace
The fastest growing, religiously identifiable group in the United States are those who identify themselves as “non-affiliated.” Some call this group the “church alumni association.” In the past half-century their numbers have grown from 2 percent of the population to 15 percent today.
They are people who have spiritual interests and longings, but who cannot accept the dogma and literalism they associate with Christianity or other religions.