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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

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Remember Why You Have the Freedom to Read

At the end of September, libraries all over the United States will be celebrating the right to read. Banned Books Week has been featured for about 30 years, but the practice of banning books dates back much farther than ...

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Books You Should Read for Banned Books Week

Some authors believe that getting on the Banned Book List is a great way to increase publicity about controversial topics. One of the most hotly debated topics over the years has been LGBT rights and information. Here a ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Politics school

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Celebrating Native American Girl Power in Books, Part 2

Need more inspiration for reading about Native American culture? Here are seven more books that will delight readers of all genders. Some are about the myths and legends of the Native American people and others are conte ...

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Celebrating Native American Girl Power in Books

Albert Einstein said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” Giving kids a look at history through the eyes of people who were there can help them retain the info ...

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Be Kind to Yourself

September is back-to-school month. Parents everywhere are jumping up and down that kids can get back to a routine. About one month in, those same parents may be looking back at summer and remembering the lazy, carefree d ...

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The Southern Baptist Seminary Self-Corrects Itself in a #MeToo Battle

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) has been dealing with the #MeToo movement in the past few weeks. Let’s start at the beginning when concerns were raised over the then-SWBTS President Paige Patterso ...

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More Things in Heaven and Earth Than Are Dreamt of In Your Philosophy

An educator wonders whether his students may need more practice engaging in religious discussion in public. Students in his humanities class are eager to engage in topics ranging from identity to sexuality, to discuss no ...

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Sewanee Revokes Honorary Degree

Last week, we discussed the honorary degree that Charlie Rose received from Sewanee: The University of the South. To recap, Charlie Rose was presented with the degree during the university’s commencement ceremony i ...

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Revoking Honorary Degrees: Yes or No? Part 1

Most colleges have a formal method for revoking or rescinding an earned degree. It’s rare that a college will revoke a degree, but it happens. The University of Tokyo rescinded a doctorate degree of a Turkish natio ...

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