What is it about?

Not enough attention has been given to race, religion, and spirituality in higher education. This paper explores how Black Christian college students developed their spiritual identities and what influenced the development of their religious and spiritual practices.

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Why is it important?

This paper contributes to the growing body of literature about Black Christian students in higher education. Those seeking to understand and holistically support Black Christian college students should be attentive to their spiritual development journeys.


Writing this paper was enjoyable, as I appreciated the opportunity to amplify Black Christian college students' voices. I hope this paper continues to shed light on the need for higher education to continue exploring the intersections of race, religion, and spirituality.

Terra Hall
Pepperdine University

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This page is a summary of: “I get to make my own decisions”: Understanding Black Christian students’ spiritual development journeys., Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, April 2024, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/dhe0000576.
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