(RNS) High school kids can join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Jewish Student Union, the Muslim Students Association and, in some schools, a Hindu or a Buddhist club. Now they can join the young atheists club, too. By Kimberly Winston.
Articles tagged “education”
(RNS) The billionaire owners of a bucolic Massachusetts campus have announced two finalists in the competition to get the property free of charge: the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League is taking issue with new guidelines on bullying and religious speech in public schools that was spear-headed by other Jewish groups. By Lauren Markoe.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition of religious and civil rights groups released guidelines to balance two occasionally conflicting interests: students’ rights to free religious expression and their rights to remain safe from discrimination and bullying. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) For now, forget about your career and what you will become. Don’t worry that your grade in bio-statistics or geology won’t land you that great job. It’s probably not that great anyway. Now is the time to focus on who you are going to become. By Will Berkovitz.
(RNS) The author who turned Georgetown University into a horror scene in “The Exorcist” plans to sue the school in church courts, saying his alma mater has strayed too far from the church to call itself Catholic. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) A Supreme Court decision almost two years ago denying official recognition to a Christian student group that did not accept non-Christians and gays as potential leaders has had unexpected consequences — from challenges to other religious campus groups to state legislation designed to protect the groups. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Can a Catholic politician speak at a Catholic university without drawing protesters? Not if it's House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan or, soon, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. By David Gibson.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI told U.S. bishops that Catholic colleges must ensure the doctrinal fidelity of their faculty, after some high-profile theologians teaching at Catholic universities have come under scrutiny from doctrinal watchdogs in the U.S. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Israel's Yad Vashem memorial contains the largest archive in the world of historic material related to the Holocaust and it has been intensifying its campaign to record the accounts of survivors. By Meredith Mandell.