Believing without belonging — the 21th-century “religion”

Naiara Leão
3 min readJan 9, 2018

Seek God but not at church. This is a major religious trend nowadays. The “believing without belonging” phenomenon represents those who believe in God or some kind of superior force and even engage in some kind of individual practice but want nothing to do with organized religion.

Religious practice has decreased an average of 51% between 1971 and 2002 in the UE and…

Naiara Leão

Nomad. PhD student of Religion, early Christianity and Women's and Gender Studies. Follow my IG @academicanomad