Our program this month is The Latinx Secular Revolution.
Recent surveys confirm a significant shift away from Catholicism as the dominant religion among Latinxs. While a plurality still identifies as Catholic, the growing number of nonreligious Latinxs account now for the second-largest cohort, surpassing Protestants. Nearly half of Latinxs under age 30 identify as nonreligious. Our speaker, Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera, argues that understanding how the increasing religious diversity is reshaping Latinx identity also helps explain social, cultural, and political changes in the community.
Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera is a political scientist, writer, public speaker, and research consultant, a leading expert in the demographics and politics of non-religious Americans, and author of the Secular Politics Newsletter, where he explores the intersection of secularism and politics. He is the managing partner at Socioanalítica Research, a research, polling, and data analysis consulting firm. His research has been featured in national and international media, including The Washington Post, NBC Latino, O’Globo (Brazil), The Times (London), and Reforma (Mexico).
This a hybrid event via Zoom and in-person at the Franklin Twp Public Library in Somerset. For Zoom participants, register in advance at:
After registering you’ll receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the link to join the meeting.
The program will start at 1:30 PM in the Community Room. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Free and open to the public.
Everyone is welcome to join us after the meeting for an in-person dinner at 4 PM at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.
Disclaimer: The views, information, and opinions expressed by our program speakers are solely their own and are not expressly shared or endorsed by New Jersey Humanist Network. The primary purpose of our speaker programs is to educate and inform and stimulate conversation.