The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 16, 1972, Image 1

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Wednesday, february 16, 1972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 69
The
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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
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This is the
second in a
series of
articles about
young people
and religion.
Photos by Gail Folda.