In the Media

Various media outlets have reported findings from The Dechurched Project, including:

Articles and Blog Posts:

Why These Americans are ‘done’ with church, but not with their faith by Harry Bruinius for The Christian Science Monitor 12/19/2015

Leaving the Faith Because of the Faithful by Richard Stearns, President of World Vision for Huffington Post 06/18/2015

Bringing Men Back to Church by Mark A. Kellner for Deseret News National Edition 06/17/2015

“NONES!” are Now “DONES” Is the Church Dying? by Steve McSwain for Huffington Post 11/17/2014

Catholics at a Crossroads by Elizabeth Fenner for Chicago Magazine 12/15/2014

The Rise of the Dones by Thom Schulz for HolySoup 11/12/2014

If ‘Nones’ Have No Interest in Religion, ‘Dones’ are Tired of It by Jeff Brumley for Baptist News Global 11/28/2014

A Meal Will Suffice? by Martin Scott for 3generations 12/5/2014

Why Church? by Jeff Cook for Patheos/Jesus Creed 12/1/2014 and A New Exodus Out of the American Church by Jeff Cook for Jesus Creed blog 06/08/2015

Done with Church: An Institutional Analysis by John Hawthorne and a review Church Refugees: Examining the Dones for Sociological Reflections blog 01/02/2015

The Rise of the Dones…Dones with Church, That Is by John Longhurst for Mennonite World Review 4/29/2015

Podcasts and Radio:

An Interview with Rich Zeoli for The Rich Zeoli Show for AM 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia

Wayne Jacobsen’s The God Journey (Interview here: part 1, part 2)

Fathom Podcast’s episode on Living Faith Outside of Organized Religion

Attention Media: We are happy to be available for interviews for magazines, newspapers, blogs, podcasts and other media formats in all outlets.  Please use the form below to send your request.  Also, please remember that our participant’s identities are confidential and no identifying or contact information for them will be divulged.  You can contact us at Josh.Packard@Unco.Edu or follow us on Twitter @DechurchAmerica

Data from The Dechurched Project has also been used in a variety of academic and popular press outlets (all co-authored by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope).


Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope is available at Amazon.


Look for a forthcoming article in a special forum in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.


Data from The Dechurched Project has been presented at the annual meetings of the Midwestern Sociological Society, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

The Dechurched Project was also presented at the Future of the Church Summit 2014 and 2015 hosted by Group Publishing in Loveland, Co.

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