The college welcomed 350 students from colleges and universities to a three-day spring conference of the Student Christian Movement of New York State.  The theme of the conference, “applied Christianity,” was taken up in the keynote speech of Dr. Robert W. Searle, executive secretary of the Human Relations Commission of the Protestant Council of New York City.  Citing a recent survey that indicated that 95 percent of the respondents professed a belief in God but over half of them believed that religion had no bearing on economic or political life, Dr. Searle charged that “the church has been culpably negligent in the teaching of applied religion—that is, the relation of religion to every day life.”     The New York Times