In today's environment, an understanding of the different religions of the world is not a luxury but a necessity, writes William "Chip" Gruen.
Ties to Religious Groups
One Christian college's supporters are praying and fasting in a bid to raise money to overcome what officials say is a financial crisis caused by employees who withheld vital information about the institution's finances.
Pressure grows at Mennonite institutions to end ban on hiring non-straight professors. Eastern Mennonite U., which many hoped was about to shift, declines to do so. But it leaves in place suspension of policy.
Erskine's presidential search falls apart when the finalist on the verge of being selected is deemed unacceptable by some because he is a Baptist.
The influx of money for philosophy research from the religiously inclined Templeton Foundation has raised some eyebrows in the discipline.