The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 16, 1972, Image 1
doilu n II M ' hivmI IZZf M kwil fcf ft Wednesday, february 16, 1972 lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 69 The Jesus movement reaches Linco n 0 By Debby Fairley Some call them Jesus freaks. Others would say they're simply proof that the Bible Belt still exists. The newest and fastest-growing religious group on campus is called Prayer and Praise. The number attending any one meeting is usually over 80, and the high, said one member, was close to 300. They meet twice a week, often for more than three hours. Most of them are UNL students in blue jeans, but scattered in the crowd are members of other generations too: silver-haired women, a balding man, a young couple with two small children. At the back of the room sit five girls in high school letter jackets. Four are chewing : gum. A few are black. Most are white. All carry Bibles. They consider themselves more than a fellowship group; they are building a church. Not a "a church with four walls and a sign out front," but a church of the spirit. Last week, after much prayer and fasting, they elected elders. At Monday night's . meeting in the Nebraska Union, 20 minutes were given to individual prayer on the matter. Some whispered their prayers, some spoke Turn to Page 7 J ,7 "h ' . . Mini, i n-" "JSii-mM: IrrmuMfmrnr r r i --- ' -- ' i This is the second in a series of articles about young people and religion. Photos by Gail Folda.