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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I appreciate what Larycia Hawkins did and continues to do. I sincerely appreciate it, and am sorry she is paying the price of her job for it.
Wheaton is essentially saying this: Tenure will not protect you if you too visibly offend the conservative political views of our constituency.
Benjamin L. Corey
What if we influenced others to reject fighting a common enemy? Such actions would be a threat to the entire matrix, and thusly, the real reason Wheaton College is moving to terminate Dr. Hawkins.
Roger E. Olson
If the Wheaton professor is indeed fired only because of what she said about Christians and Muslims worshiping the same God, no one is safe.
The fact that Stan Jones is doing this with a black female professor makes it a racial issue, regardless of his intent.
On this day, the Feast of the Epiphany, I ask that you come to an epiphany of compassion, understanding and love, and fully reinstate Dr. Larycia Hawkins.
Regardless of race or religion, youth like Ahmed represent the future of our country.
It saddens me to see the Islamophobia and racism that Ahmed had to experience, but I am happy to see the outpouring of love and support that has resulted over this incident.
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.
I've had mixed feelings leading up to this day. For the past four years, it's just been her and I—all day, every day. Will she be okay? Will she cry?
Most of the time, we don't think of Alabama as a state at the forefront of STEM education.
While thousands around the country are rallying to Ahmed's defense, I'm still left with this parenting dilemma.
Dwight Lee Wolter
At the genesis of yet another school year, congratulations and thanks to educators and public educational institutions.
Articles like this mask the dark underside of homeschooling and present an overly rosy picture of the practice.
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
The syllabus is to the course you are taking what the instruction book is to a video game, or the manual is to your driving test.
John Mark N. Reynolds
Everything you need to know about education can be found in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.