Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism Created

In Moraga, California yesterday, Saint Mary's College announced the opening of its new Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism. The Center's goal is to broaden the dialogue about religion, politics, and public policy to include participants from many different belief systems that are typically not involved in public debate on these issues. The Center's first initiative, its Prison Religion Project, will develop a model policy to accommodate religious diversity in prisons. More information is available on the Center's website.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

From St. Mary's website "The question is: how can and/or should public schools teach religion in a way that takes account of religious pluralism and secular interests?" California Valley Girls would have the best response - "Duuuhhh...gag me with a spoon."

Somehow we're supposed to lulled into thinking the Establishment Clause refers to a specific religious denomination?

Chimera said...

Question: "...how can and/or should public schools teach religion in a way that takes account of religious pluralism and secular interests?"

Answer: Public schools should NOT, EVER be teaching religion in ANY sense of the word!