public education

Whose Shame?

By Kim Colby

But significant parts of American society are now unyieldingly hostile to the religious beliefs that some religious colleges teach. Specifically, our legal and political cultures actively oppose the religious belief that sex is to be experienced exclusively within a lifelong, monogamous commitment between a woman and a man, a belief shared by Catholicism, Orthodox Judaism, and Evangelical Christianity. As it rigidly imposes its own sexual orthodoxy on dissenting religious institutions and individuals, this legal and political opposition ironically parodies the puritanism that it derides.

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/9/20/whose-shame

Adult Bullying of Muslim Kids: A National Challenge

By: Engy Abdelkader

Did you know that October is national bullying prevention month? To be effective, it’s critical to identify emerging patterns in bullying that uniquely impacts diverse groups such as Muslim students.   

Just last month, the world was shocked when local Texan school officials had Ahmed Mohamed handcuffed, detained, and suspended for inventing a clock that beeped in class. The teen is now moving to Qatar. 

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/19/adult-bullying-of-muslim-kids-a-national-challenge