Category Archives: Education

Can Teaching About Religion Reduce Intolerance?

Where’s the line between teaching and preaching religion in school? It’s a question that school districts are still litigating, like in a recent battle in a Texas middle school over whether…

Study: The U.S. Attracts an Elite Muslim and Hindu Population

Hindus and Muslims who have migrated to the United States in recent years are especially well-educated, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. On average, Hindus in…

The Future of Religious Colleges In the U.S.

In rural Maryland, a battle is taking place over the future of religious colleges in the U.S.

How to Teach About Religion In Schools

Ten tips for explaining today’s most controversial subject The slightest misstep on a lesson about the world’s religions—in particular, Islam—can cause chaos for a public school teacher.

The Case for Religious Studies

In today’s environment, an understanding of the different religions of the world is not a luxury but a necessity, writes William “Chip” Gruen.

CA Bill Threatens Religious Freedom

Current California law exempts religious schools from nondiscrimination laws in cases where applying them violates their beliefs. A new bill on higher education, however, would force faith-based institutions to choose…

California, Exemptions, and Religious Colleges

A bill wending its way through the California Legislature would limit religious colleges’ ability to claim an exemption from federal Title IX regulations that bar discrimination against LGBT students and faculty.

Colleges Should Be Nurturing Interfaith Leaders

I recently met a graduate of an elite liberal-arts college who was working as the activities coordinator in a facility for senior citizens. The most interesting part of her job,…

Jewish Leaders and the Ultra-Orthodox Education Crisis

The New York State Legislature is currently considering two bills, one introduced by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee in early May , the other by Sen. David Carlucci and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski…