“There’s a deep poverty in age-segregated societies. It is especially pronounced in high school and college, when teens and twenty-somethings are often siloed off from older people, even those in their own families.
Over a third of millennials say they have no close friends from a different generation. Barna’s poll found that other generations had more cross-generational ties, but all Americans were much less likely to find these friendships if they didn’t attend church. It’s hard to find a substitute for the universal call of a faith community, and harder to find people unlike yourself when you meet through mutual friends or through interest groups.”