Why do people leave the Church? In this episode, Melissa Inouye and Jana Riess discuss what research and experience have taught them about why young Latter-day Saints become disaffected from the church, either temporarily or permanently, and how we might best respond to and support them during this process. Jana Riess is an independent researcher and author — her latest book, The Next Mormons, explores this big question. Melissa Inouye is a professor of Asian Studies at Auckland University in New Zealand.
Check out this episode of the podcast with Melissa Inouye and David Ostler for more discussion about why people leave the Church, and the role members have to play when loved ones leave.