Thursday, June 07, 2007

Religion and Spirituality among University Scientists

Very interesting:

Religion occupies a controversial place in university settings. While some university scholars historically viewed scientific knowledge as incompatible with religion,1 students are increasingly interested in religion as well as less traditional forms of spirituality. Some faculty and administrators might want to ignore religion, but in broader American public spheres religious rhetoric continues to be a force. In this context, many faculty, university chaplains, and administrators are searching for ways to meet the needs of already religious students and those exploring religion and spirituality, while not violating accepted academic norms of pluralism and tolerance. Read More.

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