Georgetown Univ. to Apologize for Historical Ties to Slavery in Religious Ceremony

Georgetown University will hold a spiritual ceremony in April to publicly apologize for its historical ties to slavery. Maryland Jesuits sold 272 enslaved men, women and children in 1838. Attendees will include descendants of the enslaved people as well as members of the university community and the general public.

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Johns Hopkins Researcher Responds After Over 500 Experts Condemn His Sexuality, Gender Report

Nearly 600 health experts have signed onto a letter condemning a 143-page report issued last year by two distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University that argued there isn't enough scientific evidence to suggest that people are born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity.

5 Reactions to 'The Benedict Option'

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Best-selling conservative author Rod Dreher has created debate over the direction of American Christianity and its relation to mainstream society with his recently released book, "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation."

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Princeton Seminary Cancels Award to Tim Keller After LGBT Complaint

A week after disgruntled Princeton Theological Seminary alumni complained that Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, should not receive the school's Kuyper Prize because of his church's position on the ordination of women and LGBT individuals, the seminary decided Wednesday not to give the award this year.

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