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ARE YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVING YOUR CHURCH? A new Canadian report hears from youth and suggests ways to reverse the trend. * Only one in three Canadian young adults who attended church weekly as a child still do so today.
* Of the young adults who no longer attend church, half have also stopped identifying themselves with the Christian tradition in which they were raised.
* There are four primary toxins that keep young people from engaging with the church: Hypocrisy, judgement, exclusivity, failure.
These are just some of the findings in Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church, a ground-breaking Canadian study of 2,049 young people between the ages of 18 and 34.  The study was commissioned by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable.
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