What we pass on to the next generation is perhaps our most important and fulfilling duty. Because of this, questions about the structure of our educational institutions and how they interact with our moral institutions are often the most contentious. How do we pass on our morals and beliefs while allowing for religious freedom and unbiased learning? Does God belong in school? How do institutions of higher learning—our colleges and universities—balance an academic standard with our traditions?
As students head off to school what are the major ethical and moral concerns they will face in their day? Does religion serve us in our educational pursuits? Here Patheos evaluates the intersection of scholarship and belief.
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Regardless of race or religion, youth like Ahmed represent the future of our country.
Ahmed Mohamed, a high school student in Irving, Texas, had a rude awakening this past week when he brought a homemade clock to school. Much has already been written about Ahmed’s experience, as he appeared on Good Morning America, had a shout out from Mark Zuckerberg, and President Obama himself. One of his teachers [Read More...]
We need to get out of the weeds of blame in the Ahmed Mohamed case, and over his sudden celebrity as well. He is a story, but not the story we need to understand. But we’ll start with him. In the week of September 11th the case of Ahmed Mohamed of Irving rocketed, in 48 [Read More...]
All of these educators should be fired. They thought some kid had brought a bomb to school, and nobody was evacuated.
While thousands around the country are rallying to Ahmed's defense, I'm still left with this parenting dilemma.
This Islamophobic act is an opportunity for us to look critically at the problems of racism in every community.
Wendy Thomas Russell
Ahmed's arrest is a severe reminder to all of us that Islamophobia is alive and well in America.
Earlier this week, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. He is currently at home following a three-day suspension.
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Dwight Lee Wolter
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After two member schools expanded anti-discrimination policies to include LGBTQ persons the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities has faced heavy criticism.
James F. McGrath
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John Mark N. Reynolds
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