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Professor Marcia Pally, teaching at New York University and Fordham University, and is the author of several books on evangelicals and American politics. Her latest book, The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good (Eerdmans, Nov., 2011), describes evangelical shifts away from the religious right toward a focus on environmental protection, economic justice, and immigration reform. 
May 7th, 2012
A look at how young evangelicals approach faith and politics today
Politically speaking, what’s up with young evangelicals? Evangelicals are 26 percent of the U.S. population, a quarter of them under 30, and, as the Pew Forum on Religion and Public life reports, “Not since 1972 has generation played such a significant role in voter preferences as it has in recent elections. Younger people have voted substantially more Democratic,” a pattern that “may well continue in 2012.” For starters, evangelicalism is an approach to Protestantism that can be practiced in many denominations. It emphasizes a renewal of faith toward an inner, personal relationship with Jesus; the mission to bring others to that relationship; the cross as a symbol of salvation…
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