Thomas Nelson Community College along with its umbrella organization, the Virginia Community College System, has agreed to suspend its policy on "free speech zones" in response to a lawsuit brought by a student who wants to preach on campus.
Last month, Christian Parks brought a lawsuit before the Eastern District of Virginia Newport News Division, alleging that TNCC violated his freedom of speech when campus officials stopped him from preaching in an on-campus plaza area.
According to the lawsuit, Parks was prohibited from preaching due to the college's policy, which states that students can only stage demonstrations if they belong to a student group and get permission four days in advance. more >>
If you are a recent college graduate, or you are looking for a graduation gift, Charles Murray's new book may be for you. The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life compiles many pieces of advice for young adults entering the workforce.
Murray, a political scientist and W. H. Brady scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, initially wrote many parts of the book for AEI's young interns through its internal electronic communication board. He was eventually encouraged to collect all of those thoughts for the book.
The book includes a wide variety of topics, including language and writing, personal appearance, manners and etiquette, the types of jobs to look for, what to do about an incompetent boss, and when and who to marry. more >>
A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to Clemson University alleging that their football program includes "Christian worship."
The Freedom From Religion Foundation of Madison has warned Clemson University about the apparent religious content found in their football program.
In a letter sent out last week that was addressed to Clemson Senior Associate General Counsel Erin Swan Lauderdale, the FFRF outlined their argument that "Christian worship seems interwoven into Clemson's football program." more >>
Mormons will share the stage with atheists Wednesday as part of a joint panel held in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss and dispel the myths and stereotypes that are believed about the two groups.
In a statement released last week, American Atheists President David Silverman explained that the panel will "challenge how atheists and religious people think of each other."
He continued: "It's true that many atheist Utahans are ex-Mormons, but many atheists around the country have very little direct experience with Mormons. And many Mormons have very little real-world experience with or knowledge of atheists. We want to fix that because a better understanding of where we're all coming from is needed to share political and social space." more >>
In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.
"I'm just a big proponent of high standards. Whether they're common or not is secondary," Duncan testified Tuesday before a House appropriations subcommittee overseeing his department's budget request for next year, reported Michele McNeil, assistant editor and reporter for Education Week.
McNeil claimed the remarks meant that Duncan "continued to distance himself from the Common Core State Standards." The Daily Caller similarly reported on the remarks with the title, "Arne Duncan slowly backing away from Common Core." more >>
NEW YORK -- President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York and senior pastor of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s 30,000-plus member Christian Cultural Center A.R. Bernard, called on black church leaders Friday to develop a framework to address the myriad issues facing the black community in contemporary America.
Citing the historically significant role of the church in the founding of the civil rights movement, and advancing the cause of black people in America, Bernard said the framework is necessary to facilitate a more comprehensive and cohesive approach to addressing issues facing the black community today.
He made his remarks as keynote speaker at the Dr. William Augustus Jones Memorial Breakfast at the National Action Network convention held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. more >>