“Youth Response to Religious Diversity and Religious Beliefs” A Study across College Students in the City of Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Author: J. Maria Agnes Sasitha, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India
Email: jsasitha@gmail.com
Published: March 08, 2018
https://doi.org/10.22492/ijss.3.1.03

Citation: Sasitha, J. M. A. (2018). “Youth Response to Religious Diversity and Religious Beliefs” A Study across College Students in the City of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijss.3.1.03


Abstract

The Sociological study of religious diversity and youth is a growing field of research. Religious diversity, in the recent years, has been a central issue especially when there seems to be an increase in radicalization of religious belief. India has always been known for its pluralism and multicultural characteristics. This study is concerned with how the younger generation is responding to the challenges of increasing religious diversity. It goes on to explore the nature of belief and practice among young people who have a nominal or no religion identity. It examines the factors that impede religious tolerance among young people. The study allows serious thought into correct understanding of history and spreading awareness about misrepresented facts can help in promoting a secular society, especially among the youth.

Keywords

religion, diversity, tolerance