Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Dispute Over Cross In William & Mary Chapel Continues

The controversy continues at the College of William and Mary over the President's decision to remove a table cross from permanent display in the school's Wren Chapel in order to make the facility more welcoming to non-Christians. The school is now part of the state university system. (See prior posting.) According to yesterday's Washington Post, President Gene Nichol has now said that the cross will be displayed on Sundays, instead of only during Christian worship services or when otherwise requested. The school will also put up a plaque noting that the chapel's began as an Anglican place of worship. And today's Inside Higher Ed reports in more detail on a letter by President Nichol released to the campus community just before Christmas explaining in detail the reasons for his decision and announcing these additional moves.