Religion and American Civil Society

In June 2018, Independent Sector and Stanford Social Innovation Review launched Civil Society for the 21st Century, an article series featuring some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring current issues in civil society.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Religion is a founding principle of America and is woven so deeply into the fabric of society that as people disconnect from traditional faith practices and beliefs, we can’t help but notice.

Kay Coles James, president of The Heritage Foundation, delivers a passionate essay about the shift in American values and convictions over the past several decades, connecting the perils of modern society to the rejection of faith.  The key to a flourishing civil society, she asserts, is to restore the spiritual roots that nourish our common prosperity.

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Types: Blog
Global Topics: Civil Rights, Civil Society, Religion