Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER — the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted this week by Carol Kuruvilla, Associate Editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or Stitcher.
This week’s podcast is about the Marco Polos of religion — spiritual explorers who have chosen to leave the faith of their childhood for something completely new.
About 44 percent of American adults have left the religion in which they were raised, according to the Pew Research Center. This includes “switching” between major religious traditions — from Protestantism to Catholicism, for example — or a complete departure from religion altogether, such as from Judaism to atheism.