2020s in Religion: White majorities react as minorities take greater role

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series of Religion News Service interviews with experts discussing what the new decade may bring.

The past 10 years have witnessed monumental demographic shifts in the U.S., catastrophic natural disasters and new urgency on climate change, a reckoning on sex abuse among religious groups from the Catholic Church to the Shambhala Buddhist community.

This decade has seen the reelection of the country's first black...