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Endurance of Religion with Dr. John Shaver: 18th of January 2019

Endurance of Religion with Dr. John Shaver: 18th of January 2019

Endurance of Religion with Dr. John Shaver: 18th of January 2019 John Shaver: 18th of January 2019, 8.75 MB
Friday, January 18, 2019

Scholars have predicted the demise of religion for a long time, yet it appears that in the 21st-century religion is on the rise, a global trend expected to exceed 50 years. The answer, it seems, is down to childcare. While most child supervision can be stressful & expensive, religious communities tend to have greater support for families than secular communities, which leads to larger families. I talked to Doctor John Shaver, head of religious studies at the University of Otago, who gave me some insight into the resilience of religion.