11.02.2018

Too Short for a Blog Post, Too Long for a Tweet 152

Here's an excerpt from an article I recently read, "Faith Is the Diversity Issue Ignored by Colleges. Here’s Why That Needs to Change," in the Chronicle for Higher Education.



It is important to know, for example, that religion is the dimension of diversity that our Founding Fathers came closest to getting right. Those straight white male slaveholders somehow managed to create a constitutional system that protects freedom of religion, bars the federal government from establishing a single church, prevents religious tests for those running for public office, and offers more than a few poetic lines about the importance of building a religiously diverse democracy. This history is especially relevant at a time when exclusionary talk regarding Muslims emanates from the highest office in the land. It helps students ask and answer the question, "What are America’s ideals with respect to religious minorities?"



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