High schoolers study theology at 26 campuses

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2000

ATLANTA (AP) -- Summertime theology study by high school students, an idea originated at Emory University in 1993, has expanded by this year to 26 universities and seminaries from Massachusetts to California.

Participants in Theological Programs for High School Youth are either considering clergy careers or have an academic interest in theology.

The program is coordinated by the Atlanta-based Fund for Theological Education and funded by the Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis, Ind.

At Emory, a month of course work at the Methodist-related seminary is oriented to Christianity but Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu students and those of no religion have participated.

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On the Net: Fund for Theological Education: www.thefund.org



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