Around the Web: Religion and Diversity Education

Have some time on your hands? Take a minute to read up on some of the news of the week concerning religion and diversity in the educational sphere. Around the Web is a feature that brings together a variety of recent articles that address the issues of religion and diversity and their places in education […]

A New Frontier: Faith-based Investing @Work

If you keep up with the financial world, you’re probably familiar with an increasingly more popular investment trend – socially responsible investing (SRI). Basically, SRI is an investment strategy that allows people to take a more active role in choosing investments that fit their personal values or beliefs, whether they’re looking at social, environmental or […]

Vision of the Peacemakers

Last week, as communities across the United States remembered and celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., I couldn’t help but think about the Peacemakers.  Dr. King was a man who drew upon his faith to reach millions with a vision of nonviolence and equality.  The Peacemakers, too, carry that vision.  They are Christians, Jews […]

The Power of Context

Read as an isolated struggle, the story of Peacemaker Sakena Yacoobi is impressive. Sakena founded the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in 1995, the same year that the Taliban came to power. Her organization began “underground” and now serves 350,000 women and children annually. Read in the context of Afghanistan’s recent history and current reality, […]

Different Kinds of Difference

Recently our Executive Vice President, Joyce Dubensky, and I were interviewed by Rose Garrett, a writer for Education.com on the issue of religious diversity among young people.  One of the thoughts I had, and mentioned in the interview, is that there are different kinds of difference.  Having gone to a prep school here in New […]