Case: Public Schools and Religious Diversity

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San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign: Public schools now often find themselves in untenable situations regarding religious diversity in a society that no longer adheres to a shared narrative of life.  Students can use this case to examine conflicting norms, values, and aims in education and the viability of public education in 21st century […]

Atheist China Now Increasingly Religious

Social Sciences

China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion: China is experiencing one of the great religious revivals of our time. Across China, hundreds of temples, mosques and churches open each year, attracting millions of new worshippers. Faith and values are returning to the center of a national discussion over how to organize Chinese life. This is not […]

Americans’ Priorities in Feelings, Desires, and Directions

All Current Features

Americans Want to Avoid Shame, Make Their Loved Ones Proud: Americans are more worried about their reputation than their conscience, less about guilt and fear, and more about avoiding shame. Shame has become particularly powerful in American culture in the internet age: “What’s surprising is not that personal freedom, ambition, and doing the right thing are valued by […]

Christian School Banned-Over-Baby Case

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Key voices still missing from stories on pregnant teen banned from Christian school’s graduation: This link takes you to the GetReligion coverage of this case that is getting attention in the popular media.  The GetReligion page includes links to several sources.  The situation and the responses make a useful case study for Mt. 18, ethics, […]

Refugees: Policy and Practice

A Just Welcome:  The Center for Public Justice (chiefly a Reformed theology orientation) has completed its 7 part series on refugees, the Bible, and public policy.  The series could be used in a companion/comparison study of similar documents from CTCR studies of the LC-MS, from the ELCA, and from the United States Council of Catholic […]

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