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Interest in religion —Eastern and Western—is mushrooming at colleges around the United States. At the University of Virginia, the number of people taking classes in religion has more than doubled, and some classes have waiting lists. Since 1990 there has been a 39% increase in enrollment at institutions participating in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Attendance at chapel in some schools has also increased remarkably.

Peter Laurence, who is helping colleges respond to the demand for spirituality resources, feels that students are saying, "I experience things that science can't explain and that technology can't provide." When they have these types of spiritual experiences, they begin to look for answers.

Be kinder and gentler—to yourself
August 30, 1999

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