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November 2011 — Amy Adamczyk, “The Role of Religion-Supported Extracurricular Programs for Delaying Teens’ Initiation into Sex” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Milwaukee.

October 2011 — Heather Price, “Following In My Parents’ Footsteps: What Matters On The Walk Toward Happiness In Early Adulthood?” presented at the 5th Conference on Emerging Adulthood Biannual Meeting, Providence.

August 2011 — Amy Adamczyk, “Religion’s Potential Role for Deterring Smoking and Drinking amongst Secular and Religious Youth” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Atlanta, GA.

April 2011 — Amy Adamczyk, “Comparing and Understanding the Roles of School-based and Religion-Supported Extracurricular Programs for Teens’ Alcohol Use” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

April 2011 — Amy Adamczyk – “Religion-Supported Programs as Context: Examining the Influence of Religion-Supported Extracurricular Activities for Shaping Initiation into Sex” presented at the Annual Meeting of American Population Association, Washington D.C.

February 2011 — Amy Adamczyk – “Religion-Supported Programs and Teens’ Alcohol Use: Investigating the Influence of Involvement in Religion-Supported Extracurricular Activities on the Alcohol Use of Religious and Secular Teens” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA

December 10-11, 2010 — Christian Smith, “Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults,” presented at the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, New Orleans, LA.

November 18-19, 2010 — Christian Smith, “Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults,” presented at Houghton College, Houghton, NY.

November 18, 2010 — Bradley Vermurlen, “The Good Life: Christian Faith and Consumer Culture among Emerging Adults” presented at the University of Michigan as a guest lecturer in undergraduate course SOC 455: Sociology of Religion.

November 4-6, 2010 — Christian Smith, “Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults,” presented at Princeton Theological Seminary Institute for Youth Ministry, Princeton, NJ.

October 29-31, 2010 — Peter Bobkowski, “I’m a hardcore Jesus Freak: Emerging adults’ communication about religion and spirituality in online profiles” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Baltimore, MD.

October 29-31, 2010 — Melinda Lundquist Denton, “Family Structure, Family Disruption and Profiles of Adolescent Religiosity” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) in Baltimore, MD.

October 29-31, 2010 — Mayrl, Damon, and Jeremy E. Uecker, “Leaning on Their Own Understanding? Higher Education and Religious Liberalization among Young Adults” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Baltimore, MD.

October 29, 2010 — Christian Smith and Patricia Snell, “Author Meets Critics: Souls in Transition,” presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting, Baltimore MD.

October 2010 — Stephen Vaisey, “What Is and What Ought to Be: Morals, Models, and Motives in the Study of Culture” presented at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University.

October 2010 — October 2010 – Stephen Vaisey, “More Than a Feeling: How Culture Shapes Moral Intuitions and Social Behavior” presented at the Department of Sociology, Duke University.

September 23, 2010 — Christian Smith, “Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults,” presented at Catholics on Call, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL.

September 15, 2010 — Christian Smith, “Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults,” presented at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

September 2010 — Stephen Vaisey, “Inside Out: Changing Conceptions of the Actor-Environment Relationship in Social Science” presented at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

August 2010 — Peter Bobkowski, “My upmost hero is Jesus Christ: Emerging adults’ communication about religion and spirituality in online profiles” presented to the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture, Toronto, Canada.

July 26, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Understanding 'Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism' as the De Facto Faith of American Teenagers." Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO.

July 24, 2010 — Christian Smith, "What Teenage-Era Factors Shape the Religious Lives of 18-23 Year Olds?" Association of Christian Schools International Leadership Academy 2010 Keynote Speaker, Colorado Springs, CO.

July 23, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Understanding 'Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism' as the De Facto Faith of American Teenagers." Association of Christian Schools International Leadership Academy 2010 Keynote Speaker, Colorado Springs, CO.

July 23, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults." Association of Christian Schools International Leadership Academy 2010 Keynote Speaker, Colorado Springs, CO.

July 22, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Soul Searching: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers." Association of Christian Schools International Leadership Academy 2010 Keynote Speaker, Colorado Springs, CO.

May 3, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults." St. Theresa’s Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY.

April 13, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults." Furman University, Greenville, SC.

April 7, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults." Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA.

April 2010 — – Lisa D. Pearce, “A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of American Adolescents” presented in the Department of Sociology, Ohio State University.

March 23, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Getting a Life: The Emerging Adult and the Culture of Extended Adolescences." Worldview Forum, Malone University, OH.

March 2010 — Peter Bobkowski, J.D. Brown, & D.R. Neffa, “Hit me up and we can get down: Youth sexual histories and sexual self-disclosure in online social networking profiles” presented to the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia.

March 2010 — Melinda Lundquist Denton, Soul Searching, book talk including a brief presentation about the research, The Spring Reflections at Rickman series at Southern Wesleyan University.

February 19-20, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Soul Searching: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Findings from the NSYR," and "Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults." Renew 2010, Westminster PCA Church, Suffolk, VA.

February 2010 — Lisa D. Pearce, “Complexities of Understanding the Meaning and Influence of Religiosity in Adolescence” presented in the Center for Developmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

February 2010 — Stephen Vaisey, “Reframing Norms: Linking Cultural Models and Moral Judgments in Social Research” presented at the Department of Sociology, Princeton University.

January 23, 2010 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults." Reformed Institute of Metro Washington, Washington, DC.

January 2010 — Melinda Lundquist Denton presented research from A Faith of Their Own, at a symposium that was part of a year-long centennial celebration, Messiah College in Harrisburg, PA.

November 21, 2009 — Christian Smith, "Understanding the Cultural, Religious, and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults (18-23 Year Olds)" Saturday Scholars Series, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

November 12-14, 2009 — Brandon Vaidyanathan, “Self, Stuff, and Sex: American Young Adults on Human Flourishing and the Common Good” presented at the Annual Conference of the Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN.

November 12, 2009 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: Understanding the Cultural, Religious, and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults (18-23 Year Olds)" Indiana Wesleyan University.

October 29, 2009 — Christian Smith,"Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults Today," Heritage Foundation, DC.

October 23-25, 2009 — NSYR Team members, including Chris Smith, convene multiple sessions at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Denver, CO.

October 23-25, 2009 — Lisa Pearce, Melinda Lundquist-Denton, and Gretchen Gooding, "Religion and What Young Adults Hope to Accomplish Before Marrying" annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Denver, CO.

October 23-25, 2009 — Brandon Vaidyanathan, “Understanding Declining Attendance in Emerging Adulthood: Denominational Differences in Early Religious Socialization” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Denver CO.

October 23-25, 2009 — Bradley Vermurlen, “The Good Life: Christian Faith and Consumer Culture among Emerging Adults” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Denver, CO.

October 23-25, 2009 — Peter Bobkowski, “And they’ll know we’re Christian-other: Self-disclosure of religious identity in online profiles” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Denver, CO.

October 8-9, 2009 — Christian Smith, "Souls in Transition: Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults Today," Calvin College.

October 6, 2009 — Christian Smith, gave a web seminar for Christianity Today International, "Lost in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults, An Interview with Christian Smith" Over 450 people signed on to listen.

September 20, 2009 — Christian Smith, "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults Today," Sunnyside Presbyterian SS Talk, South Bend, IN.

September 16, 2009 — Lisa Pearce, "Meaningful Mosaics: Types and Dynamics of Religiosity in Adolescence." UNC Dept of Sociology's Colloquium Series, Chapel Hill, NC.

June 4, 2009 — Christian Smith, presents at the Second Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, Durham, NC.

November 14, 2008 — Christian Smith, presented at the Presbyterian Church of America Conference on Christian education, Atlanta, GA.

October 18, 2008 — Lisa D. Pearce, “Religious transitions in youth” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 18, 2008 — Ian Conlon, “Religious beliefs of youth: Patterns and dynamics across time” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 18, 2008 — Youn Ok Lee, “Religious transformations” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 18, 2008 — Patricia Snell, “What difference does youth group make?: A longitudinal analysis of religious youth group participation and religious and life outcomes” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 17, 2008 — Richard Flory, Brad Christerson, and Korie Edwards, “God in me, with me, or for me: Race and teens’ views of religion” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 17, 2008 — Kyle Longest, “Identity toolkits: Cultural scripts and religious identity development in the transition to young adulthood” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 17, 2008 — Melinda Lundquist-Denton, “Comparing typical survey measures of religious change with youth self reports of change” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 17, 2008 — Maria Van Ryn, “In their own words: Religiosity and spirituality from early to late adolescence” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

October 17, 2008 — Patricia Snell, Christian Smith, Carlos Tavares, and Kari Christoffersen, “Denominational differences in congregational youth ministry programming and empirical evidence of systematic non-response biases in surveys” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Louisville, KY.

September 2008 — Patricia Snell, “What difference does youth group make?: A longitudinal analysis of religious youth group participation and religious and life outcomes” presented for Research & Analysis in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

August 3, 2008 — Emily McKendry-Smith, “Social context and the subjective importance of religious faith in the lives of American teenagers: An exploration of family, school, and geography” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Boston, MA.

August 3, 2008 — Jamie Lewis and Lisa D. Pearce, “Adolescent self-image: The role of religion” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Boston, MA.

August 3, 2008 — Kyle Longest, “Identity theory and adolescents religious behavior: Integrating a life course perspective” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Boston, MA.

August 2008 — Peter Bobkowski, “Religion in social networking websites” presented at the Religion and Media Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

April 28, 2008 — Christian Smith, "Understanding the Religious Lives of American Teenagers" Middle School Youth Leader's Summit, Oak Brook, IL.

April 20 & 27, 2008 — Christian Smith, "Understanding the Religious Lives of American Teenagers" Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, Adult Education, South Bend, IN.

March 5, 2008 — Christian Smith, Public Showing of "Soul Searching: A Movie about Teens and God" with audience Q&A, Azusa Pacific College, Azusa, CA.

March 5, 2008 — Christian Smith, Public Showing of "Soul Searching: A Movie about Teens and God" with audience Q&A, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.

March 2008 — Patricia Snell, Christian Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Carlos Tavares, and Brandon Vaidyanathan, “Northern Indiana youth and religion community forum” presented at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

February 7, 2008 — Christian Smith, "Understanding the Religious Lives of American Teenagers" the Marjorie Pay Hinckeley Lecture, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

February 2008 — Peter Bobkowski, “Religious identification in Myspace profiles” presented at the In Media Religiones Conference, Duke University, Durham, NC.

February 2008 — Lisa D. Pearce, “Meanings & Motions: Religiosity in and Through Adolescence” presented for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.

February 2008 — Lisa D. Pearce and Jessica Halliday Hardie, “Family Religious Contexts and Educational Outcomes in Late Adolescence” presented at the Population Association of American Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

February 2008 — Patricia Snell, “Denominational differences in congregational youth ministry programming and empirical evidence of systematic non-response biases in surveys” presented for Research & Analysis in the Sociology of Religion, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

May 23-25, 2007 — Christian Smith, NSYR data use workshop, "Young Scholars in the Sociology of Religion (YSSR)." This 3-day conference brought together 30 of the most promising young scholars in the sociology of religion from around the country to discuss their work and the larger intellectual issues and directions in the field.

May 7, 2007 — Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers" presented at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Briarcliff Manor, NY.

April 18, 2007 — Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, "Soul Searching: A Movie About Teenagers and God", presented at the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Free but ticketed event and open to the public, 7:00-9:00pm.

February 8, 2007 — Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers" presented at Trinity School, Durham, NC, 7:00-9:00pm.

December 7, 2006 — Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, "God, Religion, Whatever: On Moralistic Therapeutic Deism?" from Soul Searching, presented at the Notre Dame Interdisciplinary Workshop on American Religion (IWAR), Decio, Room 131, 12:00-1:00pm.

November 2, 2006 — Chris Smith speaks at Fordham Center on Religion and Culture's Headline Forum: "Catholic Teenagers: Faith at Risk?" Fordham University, New York, NY. Free and Open to the Public. See: www.fordham.edu/ReligCulture for more information.

October 20, 2006 — Lisa Pearce, “Early life course factors in shaping religious involvement in adolescence” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Portland, OR.

October 19, 2006 — Lisa Pearce, “Patterns of religiosity in the lives of American youth” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Portland, OR.

May 24, 2006 — Chris Smith spoke to faculty and students on "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: the New De Facto American Religion?" at the University of Exeter (UK).

May 15, 2006 — Chris Smith spoke to faculty and students on "The Religious and Spiritual Lives of U.S. Teenagers: Research Findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion" at the University of Exeter (UK).

April 3-4, 2006 — Chris Smith delivered the plenary lecture on: "Understanding the Religious Lives of U.S. Teenagers — on Moralistic Therapeutic Deism — Findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion" to the British Sociological Association's Religion Study Group, University of Manchester (UK).

March 6, 2006 — Chris Smith gave a public lecture on: "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Youth: Findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR)" at Messiah College, Grantham, PA.

March 6, 2006 — Chris Smith gave a faculty forum talk on: "Understanding the Religious & Spiritual Lives of American Youth: On Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism — Findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR)" at Messiah College, Grantham, PA.

February 28, 2006 — Chris Smith spoke with campus ministers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on "Understanding the Religious Lives of American Teenagers."

February 22, 2006 — Chris Smith gave a talk on: "Understanding the Religious Lives of American Youth — Findings from the NSYR" to leaders in Free Methodist Church educators, Phoenix, AZ.

December 2, 2005 — Chris Smith gave a public lecture on: "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Youth: Findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR)" at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

November 17, 2005 — Chris Smith led a day-long youth ministry symposium on: "Soul Searching: Findings from the National Study of Youth & Religion (NSYR)" at Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

November 14, 2005 — Lisa Pearce, “Religious Lives of American Youth” presented as a part of the “Adolescents and Young Voters: Faces of the Future Panel,” Executive Seminar for North Carolina Legislators, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

October 19, 2005 — Chris Smith and Melinda Denton were featured speakers at Seattle Pacific University's 2005 Day of Common Learning and Church Leaders Forum, "The Faith of the Next Generation" in Seattle, Washington.

September 23, 2005 — Chris Smith gave a plenary lecture on: "The Faith Lives of Contemporary American Teenagers: Findings from the National Study of Youth & Religion (NSYR)" to the Association of Mennonite Educators in Chevy Chase, MD.

September 9, 2005 — Chris Smith discussed NSYR findings at the Blue Ridge "Listening" on religion in higher education, sponsored by the Teagle Foundation, Little Switzerland, NC.

June 6, 2005 — Chris Smith featured on a 45 minute radio interview with WFIL, Philadelphia, PA.

May 19, 2005 — Chris Smith, John Bartkowski, and Steve Vaisey present on NSYR findings at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

March 17, 2005 — Chris Smith was a guest on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation radio program. Topic was "Teens and Religion".

March 1, 2005 — Chris Smith interviewed on Barry Lynn's Culture Shocks, a nationally- broadcast radio show.

February 28, 2005 — presentation on "Religion and Spirituality of American Teenagers" for the UNC General Alumni Association.

February 15-16, 2005 — presentation at Princeton Theological Seminary's Faithful Proctices Empirical Researchers Consultation in Princeton, NJ.

January 27-28, 2005 — Chris Smith presented a workshop on NSYR findings at the Lilly Endowment's Fund for Theological Education 2005 Forum in Indianapolis, IN.

Jan 5-8, 2005 — Chris Smith lectured on Youth, Church and Culture for the Princeton Theological Seminary's Institute for Youth Ministry's Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry, St. Simons Island, Ga. See www.ptsem.edu/iym/ for more information.

Dec 2-5, 2004 — Christian Smith spoke at the 2004 National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry, held in the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Smith's workshop, "Understanding the Lives of American Teenagers," provided a summary overview of many of the findings of his book, Soul Searching: the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers.

Oct 22-24, 2004 — NSYR Team members including Chris Smith, Phil Schwadel, Melinda Denton, Sondra Smolek, Dan Dehanas, Tim Cupery, Youn Ok Lee, Richard Flory, David Sikkink, Darci Powell, John Bartkowski, Mark Regnerus, Lisa Pearce and Kimberly Manturuk convened four sessions at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Kansas City, MO. See las.alfred.edu/~soc/SSSR/ for more information.

Oct 10-11, 2004 — Christian Smith was a featured speaker at "Faith, Fear and Indifference: Constructing Religious Identity in the Next Generation" at the Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. This conference is jointly sponsored by The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion, and UCS Center for Religion and Civic Culture, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and Office of Religious Life. For more information, see www.ifacs.com/ffi/savethedate.

August 14-17, 2004 — Phil Schwadel presented "Jewish Teens' Syncretism and Exposure to Jewish Life" at the 99th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco, Calif.

March 25-27, 2004 — Chris Smith, Melinda Denton and Roxann Miller led two 90 minute workshops at the Religion Communicators Council 2004 Convention in Birmingham, Ala., on "Exploring the Religious and Spiritual Lives of U.S. Teenagers: Findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion." See www.religioncommunicators.org/convention.html for more information.

Feb 25-26, 2004 — Chris Smith spoke at the Group Publishing Youth Ministry Summit, Loveland Colo.

February 13-14, 2004 — Melinda Denton led an educational session for persons working in youth in the United Methodist Church, Southeast Jurisdiction. Event was held in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Feb 15 and 22, 2004 — Chris Smith gave a 2-part talk entitled "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Adolescents" at Church of the Holy Family, Episcopal, Chapel Hill, N.C.

February 13-14, 2004 — Melinda Denton led an educational session for persons working in youth in the United Methodist Church, Southeast Jurisdiction. Event was held in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

October 24, 2003 — Members of the team participated in "The National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR): A Report on Research Methods and Preliminary Findings," and "Issues in Qualitative Research Design and Methodology For Studies of Youth Religion and Spirituality" at the 2003 Annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Norfolk, Va.

August 17, 2003 — Chris Smith and Darci Powell gave a presentation at the American Sociological Association, "Religious Autonomy and Individualism Among Contemporary American Adolescents: Findings from the National Survey of Youth and Religion."

July 21, 2003 — Christian Smith presented about the NSYR to the Governing Board of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministries in West Palm Beach, Fla.

April 24-26, 2003 — Chris Smith, Melinda Denton and Roxann Miller led a 90 minute workshop at Religion Communicators Council 2003 Convention in Indianapolis on "Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of U.S. Teenagers: Initial Findings from The National Study of Youth and Religion" (click on this link and scroll down about halfway to see a photo of Chris Smith). The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of more than 600 religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, marketing and public relations.)

April 1, 2003 — Chris Smith spoke to the Rotary Club of Chapel Hill, NC, on "Religious Influences in the Lives of American Adolescents"

January 24, 2003 — Chris Smith presented the paper "Theorizing Religious Effects Among American Adolescents," at a consultation of "Culture, Morality and the Power of Religion in Social Life" at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

January 13, 2003 — Chris Smith addressed an audience of 20 at the Shaftesbury Society of the John Locke Foundation on "Religious Influences in the Lives of American Teenagers"

November 5, 2002 — Chris Smith spoke to 80 members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club on "Religious Influences in the Lives of American Teenagers"

November 2, 2002 — Chris Smith and Melinda Denton presented the NSYR web site in a session on the Internet as a means to communicate scholarly findings at the annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Religion

October 15, 2002 — Chris Smith guest lectured in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at UNC; HBHE 189 (Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors)

August 16, 2002 — Five members of the team participated in a session on "Religion and Adolescent Life Outcomes" at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Chicago.

May 12 and 19, 2002 — Chris Smith led a two-part Adult Education class on "The Faith Lives of American Teenagers" at Holy Family Episcopal Church, Chapel Hill.

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National Study of Youth and Religion


The National Study of Youth and Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., is under the direction of Dr. Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Lisa Pearce, Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.