JEWISH SECULARISM IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES
College students are known to be trendsetters. They are the next generation of adults, and their actions often precede the social order of the future. They reject the ideas of their parents, grandparents, and ancestors, and form new ideas of their own. Unlike the revolution of the 1960s, the one occurring on college campuses today is much less obvious. Students do not discuss it, but it is true: religion is becoming something of infinitesimally smaller importance in their lives. This change can be described as a "secular revolution", one in which religion gets tossed aside and becomes a small part of the students' identity. While this is occurring in groups of students from all religions and countries, this website focuses specifically on the rise of secularism in Jewish college students in the United States.