We have gotten earlier years' reports of an average of 50 percent at High School level and 80 percent of drop on students' church attendance when they reach college. Of course, we know well children and youth have suffered not only an omission on the side of religion educators but they also became prey to strange, at least to their own families', ideologies and philosophies connected to some political or commercial interest as they grow up toward some career.
At the same time, in spite of the risks we still see the youth facing, we now hope for a change. Students seem to have realized strong beliefs they must and will to fight for, beyond college politics and the traditional movements related to these in which they have had power exerted, like simple discount in bus passes.
Fortunately, younger people have a natural vigor and the more they find out about the real truths to hold, the more they grow in the fire of witnessing in agreement with their consciences and in more creative ways. Most of the expressions of faith in which they have been hindered recently are very basic, like holding a meeting or event in school, declaring their belief in a homework and just praying in class alone or together. Inversely, there are cases of violation of freedom in which schools force religious texts and textbooks, rote prayer, and limited speech.
Besides the archives at http://paper.li/DiarioDilma/1295887128 , a daily paper.li's IT's Teen, not less than 20 important news jumped to my eyes the past weeks and months in which students were in the faith front, persecuted for their expression of belief in school events or in some class or campus situation. Teachers also side them.
There is sprouting of justice in rights of students and they attract the Christian Youth; they call them to action in view of the other persecution news from the world.
We have guaranteed their freedom many times. The American Center for Law and Justice rushes to their defense. You can hear and read from the links below:
JAY ANSWERS YOUR LEGAL QUESTIONS