October 14, 2013

Kemal Ataturk's Atheists in Madison

Peter Berger, American Interest

On October 4, 2013, the New York Times published an article by Kim Severson about the opening of the Newman Center residence hall in Troy, Alabama, which contains the third-largest public university in the state. The dormitory “caters to students who want a residential experience infused with religion”. Newman Centers have of course been around for a very long time, outposts of the Roman Catholic Church on non-Catholic campuses. Even a Newman-linked dormitory is not a completely new occurrence—one was established in 1926 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (a public institution). So it is not altogether clear why the Troy event has created some sharp criticisms, which, given the litigious propensity of Americans is sure to lead to litigation in the...

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: ACLU, Higher Education, Dormitories

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 25, 2013
Crises of Evangelical Intellectuals
Marvin Olasky, World Magazine
Two new books have as a crucial figure Carl Henry, the Christianity Today editor who wrote columns for WORLD in the early 1990s. Gregory Thornbury, in Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl... more ››
October 18, 2013
Christian Colleges: We Are Not Match.com
Tyler O'Neil, Christian Post
A recent Facebook study found that the top 25 colleges where men and women meet their future spouses are all Christian institutions of higher learning. The institutions claimed that, while many of their students meet... more ››