Racial diversity is only “one factor among many” in admissions decisions, according to the University of Texas vice president for diversity. But if the Supreme Court decides to abandon racial preferences, what will become of the pursuit of racial justice in education? More
The Southern Baptists try to broaden their appeal, the Catholic Bishops maintain their sex abuse policy, and the White House defends the US military mission in Libya. More
Imam Feisal Rauf of New York City was in Washington this week and spoke with us about religion’s positive potential in a post-Mubarak Egypt. More
A new state law could shut down the city of Tucson’s high school ethnic studies program. The state superintendent says ethnic studies divides students by race. Supporters say it teaches mutual respect and fosters a commitment to democracy. More
At a press conference this week in Washington, DC, religious leaders gathered to denounce anti-Muslim bigotry and “to promote a culture of mutual respect and the assurance of religious freedom for all.”
“Hoping against hope even when things are really rough—that’s what carried us during our days of our struggle, knowing that this is a moral universe.” More
We’re segregated in housing. The job market is segregated, and we end up going to churches with people who look like us. Experts say US churches are ten times less diverse than the neighborhoods they sit in.
The election of President-elect Obama has made a great country even greater, and the world once again looks to America for leadership. All of us are invited to pray for America, the world, and our new president.
Read Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero’s essay on religious diversity. More
The Islamic Saudi Academy in Loudoun County, Virginia, outside Washington, DC, is creating controversy with its plan for a new campus. More