Religious Colleges

Religious Colleges
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Wheaton of Illinois and professor it tried to fire over her statements about God reach deal under which she will leave.

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April 1, 2011
To enhance students' spiritual experiences, Elmhurst reconnects with its religious roots and Wagner expands beyond them.
March 29, 2011
Colleges have much to gain from the religion-focused community service program President Obama has proposed, argue Eboo Patel and Cassie Meyer.
March 28, 2011
Professor's case against a seminary challenges the use of "ecclesiastical abstention" to limit rights of faculty members to sue.
March 15, 2011

Last December, many of us watched as Congress passed the historic repeal of the military's "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, a move hailed as the most significant piece of federal legislation to advance the rights of gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons in the history of the United States. The policy, in the words of President Obama, forced "young men and women to lie about who they are" and denied them the right to serve their country solely on the basis of "who they love."

February 28, 2011
Chestnut Hill, a Catholic institution, removes courses from adjunct, citing his relationship with a man.
February 14, 2011
World's largest Baptist university will allow up to one-fourth of its regents to be Christian non-Baptists.
January 27, 2011
Christian university, under fire over ouster of lesbian coach, amends its anti-bias policy to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.
January 11, 2011
NLRB ruling backs collective bargaining at Manhattan, rejecting claims that unionization would infringe on its religious identity.
November 17, 2010

The occasional flaps between professors at Roman Catholic institutions and the bishops in their dioceses often hinge on whether allegiance to church orthodoxy trumps the free spirit of inquiry celebrated in academe. The church’s efforts to strike a balance between those two sometimes-competing values will soon be brought to the forefront again, as bishops begin a formal review of how well colleges are upholding their Catholic identities.

July 30, 2010

I had lunch this summer with a prospective graduate student at the evangelical college where I teach. I will call him John because that happens to be his name. John has done well academically at a public university. Nevertheless, as often happens, he said that he was looking forward to coming to a Christian university, and then launched into a story of religious discrimination.

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