Religion
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Leveling the playing field for faith-based HBCUs

Education | Trump opens funding to religious schools, citing recent Supreme Court decisions
by Mary Jackson
Posted 9/18/19, 03:05 pm

Despite comprising only 3 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have produced 80 percent of the country’s African American judges, 50 percent of its African American doctors, and 27 percent of African Americans with STEM degrees, according to the Department of Education. Until last week, the federal government excluded more than 40 HBCUs that are faith-based from a program that loans out money for campus improvements.

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Are atheists overplaying their hand?

Books | Those who are intellectually honest should moderate their claims that science empirically verifies their unbelief
by Christian Smith
Posted 9/14/19, 02:12 pm

Christian Smith likes science, which he calls “one fantastic way to know many things about ourselves and the world.” He dislikes the way atheists have turned it into “an imperialistic, exclusivist, totalizing source of any and all legitimate knowledge about everything.” In Atheist Overreach, Smith points out that atheism’s advocates advance crucial claims that are neither rational nor realistic, and that “deeply personal pseudoscientific commitments” drive claims that science proves atheism.

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Missouri ministry wins Hope Awards grand prize

by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/13/19, 07:52 am

WORLD readers know it’s hard work to help those who have spi­raled into drugs, homelessness, and despair. That’s why many of them voted this summer for Watered Gardens in Joplin, Mo., as the 2019 grand prize winner of the Hope Awards for Effective Compassion. The ministry teaches residents to work for their room and board and eventually helps them transition to financial independence combined with dependence on God.

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