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If we don’t teach religion in schools, Americans will never understand the rest of the world – Quartz
Many people seemed to believe that religion cannot be discussed in the classroom because “it might make someone uncomfortable.” This is a dangerous myth.
Morals Clause in Catholic Schools Roils Bay Area
The changes in the staff handbook, which say that teachers at Catholic high schools cannot challenge church teachings, including against homosexuality, have caused a backlash. (The New York Times)
In wake of Ferguson, Dane County's black churches seek more involvement : Wsj
The clergy group did not shy away from Brown’s role as the suspect in a theft, instead acknowledging problems with crime that face black communities and using it as an opportunity to push its main message that more black parents and guardians should raise their children with the added support of the church.
Conservative Christians Split on Common Core
Conservative Christians—and conservatives in general—are hardly a unified voting bloc when it comes to the controversial issue of the Common Core. (TIME)
The Kids Aren't Alright, and Neither is the School
‘Kidnapped for Christ’ investigates a boarding school (The New York Times)
Montessori Schools Surge in Popularity Among New Generation of Jewish Parents -
"Arguing that the traditional Jewish day-school model they grew up with is outmoded and too clannish for 21st-century Judaism, a new generation of parents and educators are flocking to Montessori preschools and elementary schools that combine secular studies with Torah and Hebrew lessons."
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
The Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up one biology text because of alleged factual errors. (Associated Press)
Supreme Court rules firing justified for teacher accused of advancing religion in classroom
But the court held that the district’s orders that he put away the personal Bible he kept on his desk violated his First Amendment rights of freedom of religion and therefore would not have been sufficient cause to fire him. (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Oh.)
Amid Questions, Town Welcomes a New College
Local support for a new Christian college in Dutchess County, north of New York City, is strong, despite the release of a unflattering article about its founder, David Jang. (The New York Times)
The Religious Dorm at the Public University
At Troy University in Alabama, a new residence hall caters to students who want an experience infused with religion, but some scholars see a conflict with the Constitution. (The New York Times)
Top Story July 7, 2015
After Mars Hill, Will the Multisite Church Movement Grow Up?
After Mars Hill, Will the Multisite Church Movement Grow Up?
More small churches are joining big ones in order to keep their doors open. Can multisite congregations grow without treating congregations as little more than real estate?
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