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Magis Center Mission

Magis ("màh-gis") is Latin for "more" or "greater." A motto of St. Ignatius, it is related to ad majorem Dei gloriam, meaning "for the greater glory of God."
Magis Center's mission is to:

Turn the rising tide of unbelief in our culture through contemporary, rational, and science-based evidence.

We seek to restore, reconstruct, and revitalize belief in God, the transcendent dignity of every human person, the significance of virtue, the higher levels of happiness, love, and freedom, and the real presence of Jesus Christ within the following projects:

Why the Need for Contemporary, Rational, and Scientific Evidence?

Young people are leaving the Church at alarming rates. In 2014, the PEW Research Center Survey reported that millennials are abandoning religious affiliation (becoming agnostic or atheistic) at a much higher rate than previous generations: 35% of older millennials (born 1981-1989) are unbelievers and over 36% of younger millennials (born 1990-1996).

41% Catholics between the ages of 16-35 who abandon belief in Jesus Christ and God.
82% Number of millennials who have left religion due to a perceived contradiction between faith and science.
63% Number of millennials who left religion because of a “lack of evidence.”

Give the gift of science-based resources to others!