Meet the Nones: We Don't Need Your Labels

Sandi Villarreal.

This web resource provides a series of thoughtful articles on different facets of life among religiously unaffiliated Americans and gives an accessible glimpse of the diversity, sophistication, and perspective of “nones”. Sojourners has compiled perspectives from atheists, unaffiliated ethnic Jews, political strategists, and sociologists in order to better illustrate the perspective of Americans without a religious affiliation or identity.


articles; links; suggestions; data

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Use this resource as a useful guide for small groups seeking to know more about “nones” or congregational leaders thinking about outreach strategy.
  • Further engagement within your congregation after exploring the resources this website has to offer.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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