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  • Franklin Graham: "Islam and Christianity Clearly Do Not Worship the Same God" [2 John 1]

    01/24/2016 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God, celebrated evangelist Franklin Graham said in response to the controversial claim by a faculty member at Wheaton College in Illinois. In a series of tweets late Saturday night, Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, laid out his opposition to the recommendation of the college’s faculty council that the school drop its plans to terminate a professor who published her belief that Islam and Christianity worship the same God, which Graham said was "no minor issue." In December 2015, Larycia Hawkins, who teaches political science at Wheaton College, was put on...
  • Christian college's faculty opposes effort to fire professor for comparing Christianity to Islam

    01/22/2016 11:38:51 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/16
    The faculty council at an Illinois Christian college recommended Wednesday that the school end its effort to fire a professor who asserted while wearing a headscarf that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Wheaton College Faculty Council chairman Lynn Cohick said in a letter to her colleagues that the council unanimously agreed the termination effort against associate political science professor Larycia Hawkins should "be withdrawn due to grave concerns about the process." Hawkins drew national attention when she began wearing a headscarf to show soldiarity with Muslims who had experienced what she called "vitriolic" rhetoric following the Paris and...
  • Wheaton is planning to fire professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God

    01/05/2016 6:35:01 PM PST · by amorphous · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5 Jan 2015 | Kirkland Ann
    Wheaton College, an evangelical college in Illinois, had placed associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave after she made a controversial theological statement on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. The school has now begun the process to fire her due to an "impasse," it said in a statement released on Tuesday. Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, posted on Facebook that she would wear a hijab during the Advent season in support of Muslims. "I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,"...
  • Wheaton College Prof Wears Hijab for Advent to Show Solidarity With Muslims [Islam's Useful Idiots]

    12/21/2015 2:24:54 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A Wheaton College professor announced on Facebook Thursday night that she will be wearing a hijab (Muslim head scarf) throughout her celebration of the Advent as a way of showing solidarity with Muslims. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the Wheaton, Illinois, evangelical higher education institution, explained on her Facebook page that she will be wearing a hijab to work, class, and church. She also vows to wear the hijab during her trip to Chicago and even when she goes on an airplane to return to her hometown for Christmas. "I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is...
  • Christian college places professor who wore headscarf on leave

    12/17/2015 4:43:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | 12/16/2015 | Staff, w/ contribution from AP
    An professor at an Illinois Christian college was placed on leave Tuesday after wearing a headscarf to show solidarity with Muslims.Larycia Hawkins, who is a Christian and an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College in suburban Chicago, said Wednesday that her actions were demonstrations of her own faith. Hawkins began wearing a hijab to counter what she called the "vitriolic" rhetoric against Muslims in recent weeks."In the spirit of Advent, my actions were motivated by a desire to live out my faith. Period," Hawkins said Wednesday at a news conference at a Chicago church. Advent is the season...
  • Evangelical College Defends Decision to Allow Homosexual Student Group on Campus

    06/02/2015 10:18:34 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies ^ | 5/20/15 | Garrett Haley
    WHEATON, Ill. – A prominent evangelical college is defending its decision to allow the formation of homosexual student group on campus. Wheaton College is a private evangelical school located near Chicago. Established in 1860, the school enrolls approximately 3,000 students and operates under the motto “For Christ and His Kingdom.” (snip) The first group, “OneWheaton,” seeks to “affirm LGBTQ individuals and the relationships that are a natural expression of their identity,” according to the group’s website. Members of OneWheaton maintain that same-sex sexual attraction is to be celebrated. In a letter distributed across the Wheaton campus in 2011, the organization...
  • Fireworks at Supreme Court over emergency injunction applied against “accommodation”

    07/06/2014 7:41:39 AM PDT · by dervish · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/4/14 | ED MORRISSEY
    Today, the Supreme Court granted Wheaton College an injunction pending appeal against enforcement of the contraception mandate, even though Wheaton was eligible for the accommodation HHS has provided for religious non-profits. Specifically the Court ordered: If the applicant informs the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that it is a non-profit organization that holds itself out as religious and has religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services, the respondents are enjoined from enforcing against the applicant the challenged provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related regulations pending final disposition of appellate review. To...
  • Supreme Court: Wheaton College doesn’t have to sign doc giving employees ‘free’ abortifacients

    07/04/2014 9:59:21 PM PDT · by topher · 32 replies ^ | Fri Jul 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – ObamaCare's controversial HHS mandate suffered another setback on Thursday, as the Supreme Court voted to allow a Christian college to opt out of signing a form that would result in their insurance company providing employees with “free” birth control and abortifacients. Instead, says the high court, the coverage will kick in after they inform HHS of their religious objection. The 6-3 decision exempts Wheaton College from filing Form 700, which certifies its religious objection to providing abortifacient drugs to women, until the case has been fully adjudicated. In all likelihood, the matter will ultimately be decided by...
  • Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )

    12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution. In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property. Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which...
  • Princeton Review: List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US

    08/05/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges" book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
  • Christian Colleges [Wheaton, Belmont Abbey] Score Win: Court Orders Rewrite of Birth Control Mandate

    12/26/2012 5:53:40 AM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/12 | Napp Nazworth
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College in a decision related to the ongoing court challenges to the Obama administration's birth control mandate. The court said it would hold the Obama administration to its promise to never implement the current birth control mandate and to create a new rule by August, as part of the court decision. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to give it updates every 60 days, beginning in February, until a new rule is issued in August. The...
  • Obama’s HHS Gets a Slapdown in Federal Court

    12/19/2012 11:19:32 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 1 replies
    National Review Online ("The Corner") ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A federal D.C. circuit court ruled late Tuesday, just a few days after arguments, that not only can Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey stay in court, but what the Obama administration has said about fixing the religious-freedom problem they and other religiously affiliated non-profits have with the HHS abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate must become real policy, and that the Department of Health and Human Services must report to the D.C. court every 60 days until they fix the problem. This is a huge step toward some restoration of religious liberty as we’ve known it. (This particular court command, of course,...
  • Evangelical heavyweight sues: Wheaton College files 24th lawsuit against HHS mandate

    07/18/2012 5:19:34 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    WORLD ^ | 7/18/12 | EMILY BELZ
    The most prominent evangelical college in the country joined a chorus of Catholic and Protestant institutions suing the federal government over the contraceptive mandate. Wheaton College filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that the Department of Health and Human Services had violated its religious freedom and free speech. “This insurance mandate is against our conscience and our Christian conviction,” said Philip Ryken, president of the school located in Wheaton, Ill. “We had no recourse but to file this suit.” The mandate “runs roughshod over Wheaton’s religious beliefs, and the beliefs of millions...
  • Study: Gays can change sexual orientation

    10/25/2011 6:07:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 99 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Oct 25, 2011 | Michael Foust
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A major seven-year study published in a mainstream journal is challenging the secular notion that gays and lesbians cannot change their sexual orientation. The longitudinal study followed 61 subjects for between six and seven years and found that 23 percent of them reported successful conversion to heterosexual orientation and function and another 30 percent reported stable behavioral chastity with a significant dis-identification with gay orientation. Twenty percent of the subjects had given up and embraced a gay identity. It is believed to be the first study of its kind -- that is, one that followed people...
  • Pennsylvania man accused of drugging rival husky at Wheaton dog show

    06/02/2011 11:10:29 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 30 replies
    A Pennsylvania man charged with drugging a Siberian husky to give his girlfriend’s dog a better shot at winning a suburban kennel club show will go to trial to fight the charges. Ralph Ullum, 68, is accused of slipping the rival show dog two human drugs — Protonix and Benadryl — during an American Kennel Club show last December at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. But Ullam’s attorney said his client never gave Pixie the husky any pills — and never needed to because the show already had ended, with his girlfriend’s dog grabbing the best in show prize....
  • "Never Google Drunk"

    06/03/2010 8:46:24 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 481+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 3, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    “Never Google Drunk” Bethany Stotts, June 3, 2010 Commencement is usually a time when the speaker gives encouragement to the college graduates as they head off into the work force and pursue their life dreams. But NBC’s Today Show anchor Ann Curry, this year’s Wheaton College commencement speaker, gave mixed signals, making an embarrassing mistake during her speech. She mistakenly listed Billy Graham and other alumni from Wheaton College (Illinois) as graduates of the Norfolk, Mass.-based campus. In the embedded video from NBC’s Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon, Curry provided her explanation for the journalistic mixup: never Google drunk....
  • Ann Curry speaks at Wheaton College...but which one?

    05/24/2010 8:08:03 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies · 437+ views
    The Names Blog ^ | May 24, 2010 04:34 PM | Posted by Mark Shanahan
    Where am I? The crowd at Saturday's Wheaton College commencement may have wondered that while listening to Ann Curry's speech to grads. The "Today" show anchor gave a shout-out to a few distinguished Wheaton alums, but there was one problem: They were alums of the other Wheaton College. Curry, a graduate of the University of Oregon, cited evangelist Billy Graham, horror director Wes Craven, and 9/11 hero Todd Beamer, who was a passenger on United Airlines flight 93. While it's true all three attended Wheaton, it was the Christian liberal arts college in Illinois, not the school in Norton where...
  • Billy Graham meets Bill Ayers

    02/27/2010 6:43:10 AM PST · by chicagolady · 22 replies · 890+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 26, 2010 | Sandy Rios
    There’s hardly an evangelical who doesn’t know about Wheaton College. Alma Mater of the Reverend Billy Graham, Wheaton boasts a student body of superior intellect and an education rivaling much of the Ivy League. Wheaton College graduates can boast of presidential speech writers and Speakers of the United States House of Representatives along with doctors and executives and professors and missionaries and pastors across the globe. But Wheaton is different. Founded by an anti-slavery father and son, Jonathan and Charles Blanchard, Wheaton was established as a chain in the Underground Railroad to help runaway slaves. Wheaton’s distinctive has always been...
  • Top 10 Most Socially Conservative Colleges

    07/27/2009 7:30:37 PM PDT · by ComeUpHigher · 44 replies · 4,247+ views
    MSN ^ | July 27, 2009 | The Princeton Review
    Students at these schools don’t venture far off the path that leads to the right. Religion plays a big role in the campus activities, generally, as do morals and character profiles that would make any parent proud. The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 college students for the 2010 edition of the "Best 371 Colleges" book revealed the top 10 colleges that have conservative campus cultures, especially regarding political persuasion, the use of drugs and alcohol and the level of acceptance of the gay community on campus.
  • 4 Teenagers Are Charged In Shooting at Wheaton Mall

    01/08/2009 3:09:02 PM PST · by freespirited · 60 replies · 2,190+ views
    Washpost ^ | 1/08/09 | Matt Zapotosky
    The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone. All four, including a 14-year-old girl, are members of the Bloods street gang in Prince George's County, authorities said. Two of them opened fire in the parking lot of Westfield Wheaton Shopping Centre when they spotted members of a rival gang, police said. In announcing the arrests yesterday, county police said the four were being held on charges of attempted...
  • One arrested in Wheaton mall shooting

    12/24/2008 6:42:03 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,888+ views ^ | December 24, 2008 - 10:31am | n/a
    WHEATON, Md. - SNIPPET: "The remaining at-large shooter is described as a black male, with a medium complexion, 16 to 21 years of age, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, wearing a yellow and black jacket with a hood, tan pants, and white shoes." SNIPPET: "Police are still looking for another shooter and other suspects involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact Montgomery County Police at 240-773-5530 or 301-279-8000."
  • 3 suspects in Wheaton slaying are illegal aliens, official says ( burned 83 yo to death)

    12/05/2008 10:05:48 PM PST · by HollyButler · 12 replies · 760+ views
    D. C. Examiner ^ | 12/4/08 | Freeman Klopott
    The three people accused of murdering and then burning the body of an 83-year-old Wheaton woman last week are illegal immigrants, a Montgomery County jail official said Wednesday. Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents issued warrants for Ramon Alvarado, Jose Alvarado and Ana Rodas on Wednesday afternoon, jail director Arthur Wallenstein said. Wallenstein said that half of the 16 jail inmates accused of murder are illegal immigrants. Cousins Jose and Ramon Alvarado were in jail in connection with the beating death of Lila Meizel. Police say the cousins lighted the woman’s body on fire to cover up a check fraud...
  • A new Anglican day - Conservatives break away from Episcopal Church

    12/05/2008 7:21:04 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies · 851+ views
    Naperville Sun ^ | December 5, 2008 | RON PAZOLA
    Tom Williamson prayed, bowed, sang, clapped and rejoiced during a recent Anglican prayer service in Wheaton. But this was no ordinary ceremony. About 500 conservative Anglicans from across the United States, Canada and Africa gathered Wednesday to celebrate the formation of a new Anglican province created because of the alienation many feel toward the liberal stance of the Episcopal Church. "My wife and I thought it was important to be here today," Williamson said. "It's a very momentous occasion." Just before the prayer service, conservative leaders held a press conference announcing the formation of the new province they are calling...
  • Police arrest 3 in the death of Wheaton woman

    12/01/2008 2:19:32 AM PST · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,172+ views News ^ | November 30, 2008 - 12:13pm | n/a
    WASHINGTON—Montgomery County police have arrested three suspects in connection with a fire that killed an elderly woman Wednesday in Wheaton. Jose Antonio Alvarado, 37, Ana L. Rodas, 33, and Ramon Alberto Alvarado, 32, are all charged with arson, homicide and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. The trio lived together in the 12300 block of Downer Drive in Wheaton. They are being held without bond in the Montgomery County Detention Center.
  • Anglican Leaders Seek to Unite North American Churches

    11/17/2008 7:40:31 PM PST · by AnalogReigns · 6 replies · 439+ views
    Anglican Communion Network ^ | Nov. 17, 2008 | Robert Lundy Anglican Leaders Seek to Unite North American Churches Media contact: Mr. Robert Lundy, 770–595–6979, rlundy@americananglican.orgWHEATON, IL, Nov. 17—Leaders of the Common Cause Partnership, a federation of more than 100,000 Anglican Christians in North America, will release to the public on the evening of Dec. 3 the draft constitution of an emerging Anglican Church in North America, formally subscribe to the Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and affirm the GAFCON Statement on the Global Anglican Future at an evening worship celebration in suburban Chicago. This historic event comes in the wake of GAFCON held in Israel...
  • Muslim Woman Arrested for Terrorist Threat against University of Illinois

    03/10/2008 11:38:16 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    Jim Kouri, CPP A 24-year-old Wheaton, Illinois resident was arrested for making e-mail threats against the University of Illinois-Chicago campus. Mahtab Shirani was nabbed Tuesday, February 26th, by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), according to John W. Richardson, Chief of the University Police Department. Shirani was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Chicago with one count of making threats through use of interstate commerce, which is a felony offense. According to the police complaint, an individual subsequently identified as Shirani, who is a student at the University, sent an anonymous e-mail...
  • Centuries-old Maya Blue mystery finally solved

    02/26/2008 2:17:19 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 239+ views ^ | February 26, 2008.
    Anthropologists from Wheaton College (Illinois) and The Field Museum have discovered how the ancient Maya produced an unusual and widely studied blue pigment that was used in offerings, pottery, murals and other contexts across Mesoamerica from about A.D. 300 to 1500. First identified in 1931, this blue pigment (known as Maya Blue) has puzzled archaeologists, chemists and material scientists for years because of its unusual chemical stability, composition and persistent color in one of the world’s harshest climates. The anthropologists solved another old mystery, namely the presence of a 14-foot layer of blue precipitate found at the bottom of the...
  • Wheaton College Administrators Remove Names From Christian-Muslim Statement

    02/08/2008 10:43:14 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 734+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | February 8, 2008 | Ted Olsen
    <p>The Wheaton College student newspaper, The Record, reports today that the influential evangelical college’s president, provost, and chaplain have removed their names from a letter to Muslim leaders that has attracted criticism in some quarters.</p> <p>“Loving God and Neighbor Together” was published in the November 18, 2007, New York Times as a response to an October statement from 138 Muslim scholars and clerics calling for interfaith cooperation. Wheaton College president Duane Litfin and provost Stanton Jones were among the signatories, along with pastors Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson, Youth With a Mission chairman Lynn Green, Frontiers mission founder Greg Livingstone, theologians Miroslav Volf and John Stott, and Christianity Today Media Group editor-in-chief David Neff.</p>
  • She was drunk and she was speeding [DuPage County (IL) prosecutor]

    05/26/2007 6:21:14 AM PDT · by Krankor · 136 replies · 5,655+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/26/07 | Dan Rozek
    A DuPage County prosecutor killed in a drunken driving crash was traveling more than 80 mph and possibly using her cell phone seconds before her government-issued car struck another vehicle head-on, authorities said Friday. A 33-page police report also indicated that Jane Radostits had been drinking before the May 11 crash during a long lunch at an Oak Brook restaurant with seven other prosecutors and another office staffer. Lab results released last week showed that Radostits, 46, had a blood-alcohol level of .25 percent -- three times the level at which a motorist is considered drunk. "She was drunk, and...
  • DuPage Prosecutor Was Drunk When Killed In Crash

    05/19/2007 10:29:42 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 22 replies · 1,840+ views
    wbbm ^ | 19 May 2007 | stng
    WHEATON, Ill. (STNG) -- A veteran DuPage County prosecutor was driving drunk with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when she died in a May 11 car crash, authorities said Friday.Jane Radostits died after the 3:45 p.m. head-on crash near Winfield that occurred when her county-issued Chevrolet Impala collided with a Chevy Tahoe SUV, officials have said. Two other vehicles also were damaged in the collision, which happened on a four-lane stretch of Winfield Road and seriously injured a West Chicago woman driving the Tahoe.
  • Bible Study Made Easy

    04/15/2007 1:42:11 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 25 replies · 666+ views
    One News Now ^ | 04/12/2007 | Randall Murphree
    A few years back, one-third of freshmen entering Wheaton College (Illinois) didn't know that Paul's travels are recorded in Acts or that the Christmas story is found in Matthew. Gary Burge, Ph.D., Wheaton professor of New Testament, reported these findings from a Bible literacy test administered to incoming freshmen. Burge also said he asked 45 seniors to paraphrase, from memory, the Ten Commandments. Only one student could do so. Though these students are mostly from strongly evangelical churches, their ignorance of Bible basics is disturbing. The professor maintained that biblical illiteracy is "a universal and growing problem" among students and...
  • Christian groups torn over illegals

    01/14/2007 2:51:42 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 733+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 January 2007 | Natasha Altamirano
    Evangelical Christians say the issue of illegal aliens in the United States often creates a conflict between their allegiance to the Gospels and their loyalty to the government. "On one hand, they really want to minister to people, but on the other hand, [illegal aliens] have broken the law -- and that's a problem for people," said John Clifford Green, a senior fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Several conservative Christian groups sent a letter Monday to President Bush asking that his plan to resolve the immigration crisis include strong border security, amnesty for illegals who...
  • Dancing ban lifted, Wheaton College plunges into perdition

    07/25/2006 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 373+ views ^ | December 2003
    WHEATON - Reversing 30 years of policy, Wheaton College lifted its ban on dancing, drinking and tobacco usage, immediately sending the student body into a downward spiral of abject sin. The past month has seen a surge in out-of-wedlock pregnancies, drunkenness, petty theft, cigar-smoking and general vulgarity, all attributed to the newly watered-down Statement of Responsibilities. "We've opened Pandora's box," said college President Duane Litfin grimly. "We're going to be hearing from our alumni about this." In a dance club near campus, John Washburn, 22, a Bible and theology grad student, grinds and grooves on the crowded dance floor to...
  • Christ's Answer to the World

    04/28/2006 8:00:53 AM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 165 replies · 1,274+ views
    Christ's Answer to the World Now, today I will turn to the 17th chapter of the book of Acts, beginning at verse 30. Beginning tomorrow evening I am going to ask how many have brought their Bibles. I want everybody to bring a Bible. Now, I'm not a Bibliographist [sic]. I am not asking you to worship with the Bible. I don't use the Bible as a fetish. But I believe that the Bible is God's inspired Word, and in this book we find God's message for us today. I want you to get in the habit of carrying your...
  • A 'Freedom Ride' To Anti-Gay Colleges

    03/03/2006 7:54:29 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 51 replies · 1,021+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 03, 2006 | Pamela Miller
    When Jacob Reitan heard a young man talk about the pain and fear he felt as a gay student at Wheaton (Ill.) College, a school that opposes any expression of homosexuality, he got an idea. Reitan, 24, of Eden Prairie, was inspired by such stories, as well as by an admiration for the civil rights activists of the 1960s, to organize a "freedom ride" that will travel by bus to 19 U.S. colleges with religion-based policies that exclude gays. The young activists, who are Christians, hope to talk with students and faculty members. This morning, Reitan and four others will...
  • On Christian campus, an all-embracing framework

    11/14/2005 5:34:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 519+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 14, 2005 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Just as religion plays a greater role in politics, more students are being drawn to what Wheaton calls the ''integration of faith and learning." The numbers are dramatic. At the 102 members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, primarily Protestant and largely evangelical, enrollment surged 70.6 percent from 1990 to 2004. That compares with 28 percent for all independent four-year schools, and 12.8 percent for all public, four-year campuses, according to data from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
  • Wheaton College Hosts Narnia Event

    09/04/2005 1:27:51 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Wheaton College Early Preview For those of you in the Chicago area, Wheaton College is sponsering the 50th Annual Writing & Literature Conference "Faith and Fiction: C. S. Lewis and His Chronicles of Narnia" on September 29th and 30th. On the 30th at 3:45, there will be a special preview of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe movie (snippets only). If you are interested in attending the conference, the website is here with more specific information here.
  • Florida college tops gay-friendly list

    08/24/2005 12:55:26 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 31 replies · 1,764+ views
    Yahoo & PlanetOut Network ^ | 8/23/05 | Christopher Curtis
    The Princeton Review's annual list of best colleges included lists of colleges most accepting of LGBT students and those least accepting. The Princeton Review's annual "The Best 361 Colleges" was released Tuesday, and authors included lists of the colleges that are most accepting of LGBT students and those that are not. According to a survey taken by 110,000 students at 361 top colleges, the 10 schools that ranked the best in being accepting toward gay students are: New College of Florida, Sarasota; Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.; Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.; Eugene Lang College, New York City; Mount Holyoke College,...
  • 3rd Churchill talk canceled (but Tuesday talk at UC Boulder on)

    02/05/2005 7:34:00 AM PST · by freespirited · 22 replies · 937+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2/5/05 | Berny Morson
    For the third time this week, a school has canceled an appearance by Ward Churchill. On Friday, Eastern Washington University, citing security concerns, followed in the footsteps of Hamilton College in upstate New York on Tuesday and Wheaton College in southeast Massachusetts on Thursday. Eastern Washington University was buried by an avalanche of calls and e-mails after news of Churchill's April 5 appearance hit talk radio in nearby Spokane, said campus spokesman David Rey. "I got to the point where I couldn't answer every call because they were coming every 30 seconds or so, so I would wait for 10...
  • Wheaton-based Russian Ministries helping children in Beslan

    01/11/2005 6:50:57 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 385+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | January 11, 2005 | Leah Hope
    January 11, 2005 (Wheaton, IL) — Four months after Russian children were held hostage during a siege on the school, there is still great need. Wheaton-based Russian Ministries, the only office in the U.S., is taking donations overseas to help in the aftermath. Sergey Rakhuba will spend three days in Beslan, where disillusioned parents are waiting for their dead children to come home and students once held hostage are too scared to leave their homes. "Beslan is known as a black town because they mourn about those loved one who is got killed," said Rakhuba. Rakhuba is making his second...
  • Liberty, Security, and Dissent: CACE Spring Conference Trialogue Workshops 2003

    03/16/2003 12:57:42 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 2 replies · 277+ views
        Wheaton faculty plan this conference for their students and for the local community. The topic is timely, for tension between liberty and security frames current events. Yet the topic is enduring, for we struggle to balance liberty and security in all life's experiences. At times, indeed, this struggle involves dissent. Attend as many sessions as you wish and be ready to think deeply and practically about living Christianly in today's world.Kenneth Chase, Ph.D. CACE DirectorAll sessions (except Thursday evening) are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Campus building directions may be obtained at...
  • Wheaton College eases alcohol, dancing ban

    02/20/2003 7:03:32 AM PST · by Cagey · 30 replies · 364+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2-20-2003 | Meg McSherry Breslin
    Wheaton College, an evangelical school that for years has held tightly to strict moral standards, is loosening up a bit, lifting an old rule against dancing on campus and easing a ban on alcohol and smoking for faculty and staff. For a school that counts Rev. Billy Graham among its graduates and has as its dictum "For Christ and His Kingdom," the unanimous decision by the administration and board of trustees was a major policy shift.