Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

Sign of the Post-Denominational Times : A Lutheran college that has an Episcopalian as college president is a hit with Jewish students:

One of the hottest college campuses in the U.S. for Jewish students is also one of the unlikeliest: a small Lutheran school erected around a soaring stone chapel with a cross on top.

In what is being called a testament to word of mouth in the Jewish community, approximately 34 percent of Muhlenberg College’s 2,200 students are Jewish. And the biggest gains have come in the past five years or so.

[ . . . ]

Muhlenberg’s Lutheran roots are not relevant in an era when universities’ religious ties are generally looser than they once were, said Jeff Rubin, a spokesman for the national Hillel organization for Jewish students. He noted strong campus Hillels at Roman Catholic schools like Boston College and Georgetown. And Emory University in Atlanta, which was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, is about 30 percent Jewish

Read more . . . .

(Via: TitusOneNine )

Show 0 comments



Filter First Thoughts Posts

Related Articles