Finding faith at university

The June 21 cover story, “Is politics the new religion,” states, “Higher education, dominated by an increasingly secular culture, may help explain why so many college-educated young people now reject religion.” The author provides no evidence to substantiate the argument that university attendance is connected with rejection of religious faith. Engagement with higher education should not undermine or curtail an individual’s practice of religion. 

While studying at university in England, I found that a sincere commitment to religious practice (in my case, Christianity) enhanced my academic work and percolated into all aspects of student life and activity. I participated in an on-campus Christian organization authorized by the university. My engagement with higher education served to nurture and sustain my religious faith. Many others have

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