Religious studies program sees increase in non-religious students

Community members call for increased recognition of different religions from university.

Among adults in Oregon, 68 percent of people identify as participants of a major religion, according to Pewforum’s 2016 survey.

Being a university that is home to both domestic and international students, as well as a religious studies degree, Oregon State University’s student body represents a number of world religions, each with their own customs and traditions.

Eliza Young Barstow, a history and religious studies instructor, has noticed an interest in religious studies among students at OSU, alongside an increase in non-religious identifying students.

http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/daily_barometer/religious-studies-program-sees-increase-in-non-religious-students/article_a3abb9f4-5194-11e8-b44f-538593d7b6ff.html

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