Religious Colleges

Religious Colleges
Mar 14, 2018
United Lutheran board chair quits amid anger over appointment of president who led group that encouraged gay Christians to stop being gay.


April 13, 2007
Minneapolis community college's plan to install a foot-washing basin for Muslim students is questioned.
March 6, 2007
California Supreme Court, in 4-3 split, reverses lower court rulings to allow bond sales on behalf of "pervasively sectarian" institutions.
February 6, 2007
When a man started appearing as a woman, a religious college asserted its right to dismiss.
February 5, 2007
Vatican official urges U.S. institutions to help peers around the world deal with rapid changes in higher education.
February 1, 2007
Religious colleges use assessment to measure spiritual growth -- for accountability, accreditation and their own advancement.
January 30, 2007
Ugly incident at college known for Quaker values leaves students and educators considering role of a tolerant faith in American academe.
December 20, 2006
Christian college sues Pennsylvania for refusing to include jobs with religious requirements in state database.
November 20, 2006

When it comes to introductory courses in religion and theology, the big division isn't a question of faith, but of priorities. 

Students want lots of discussion in class sessions and they want to learn facts about religious groups. They also want to become better people. Professors aren't opposed to any of those things, but they are much more interested in teaching critical thinking. While the numbers vary, the gap between students' and professors' goals for these courses is evident at both religious and non-religious institutions.

November 21, 2005
Study finds seminaries of many faiths face new educational challenges -- and new diversity among students.
June 29, 2005
The first Jesuit-led new media program gets under way at Fairfield University.


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