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Who Are You?

KEY IDEAS

→ For many people, a worldview label has at least as much to do with the sense of self and connection to other people as it does with beliefs.

→ The arrival of children often intensifies the sense of identity and the need to connect to a community, especially for the religious partner.

→ For many religious people, religious identity is a uniquely powerful form of identity.

→ The need to belong and connect is sometimes less intense for the nonreligious. One common exception that presents challenges for mixed couples is when the nonreligious identity is defined by antipathy or resentment toward religion.

The province of Québec has always been the most Catholic part of Canada. It was 83% Catholic in the mid-20th century ...

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