SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) For Mormon historian Don Bradley, the search for truth about Joseph Smith led to disaffection, alienation and, finally, devotion to the faith's founder. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
Articles tagged “education”
(RNS) Attempts to favor one faith — historically Protestant Christianity — over others in the public square are doomed to fail in the new religious America of the 21st century. But that won't stop many in the majority from trying. By Charles C. Haynes.
BOSTON (RNS) While Somali Muslims in America have been in the news for joining terrorist groups overseas, few people have paid attention to a more substantive problem of young men getting involved in the drug trade and joining gangs. By Omar Sacirbey.
(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.
(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.