Interesting article in the Church Times last week ‘What really happens at university?’ Dr Mathew Guest, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religion at Durham University, with colleagues, has undertaken a survey of more than 4,000 undergraduates and has now published his findings. His statistics reveal that more than half of all students who call themselves Christians stay away from church while they are at university. However, of those who do attend church, the biggest proportions go to independent evangelical and to Anglican churches. He also asserts that CU members are the most likely among the student body to engage in volunteer work in the community.
‘Christianity and the University Experience: Understanding student faith’ by Mathew Guest, Kristin Aune, Sonya Sharma and Rob Warner. Published by Bloomsbury £21.99