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To become good religious neighbors, evangelical students will need to realize that religious skeptics are not the only worldview group in America that their witness must account for. They will also need a new set of tools, because the tools that they are using to address religious skeptics are largely ineffective and/or inappropriate for engaging people of other faiths. This includes a basic level of religious literacy and an appreciative knowledge of other religious traditions that recognizes their strengths and rejects harmful caricatures.
The Women In Student Affairs Knowledge Community presents its 2018 NASPA Annual Conference program and event guide.
This guide highlights sessions, programs, and events of interest to student affairs professionals at small colleges and universities during the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference.
Apparently, the Chatham community is not alone in its hesitancy to talk about this topic. According to a 2014 Pew Research Study entitled “Religion in Everyday Life,” about half of American adults seldom (33%) or never (16%) talk about their religion. Four out of ten respondents say that they do not even talk about religion with members of their immediate family.
Does your school’s first-year student orientation have an interfaith component? Perhaps this is the first time you have been asked this question. If so, you’re not alone. Many first-year student orientation programs address racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender diversity on campus, while worldview diversity is left out of the mix. For those unfamiliar with the term, a worldview is one’s guiding life philosophy, and can be religious, spiritual, non-religious, or some combination of these. Worldview diversity, then, indicates the presence of a variety of different outlooks when it comes to answering life’s deepest questions.