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Faith in the Academy: religion at University

Faith in the Academy: religion at University

Hafez, Rania (2016) Faith in the Academy: religion at University. In: Hudson, Cheryl and Williams, Joanna, (eds.) Why Academic Freedom Matters: A response to current challenges. Civitas, Lodnon, pp. 112-127. ISBN 978-1906837822

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Abstract

Recently universities have found themselves torn between upholding academic values of freedom of speech and expression, and pandering to the new orthodoxy that defines students as vulnerable adults and likely to be 'damaged' by contrary opinions. This has been most marked when it comes to issues of faith and students' religious identity and beliefs. This chapter will look at the contradictory position universities find themselves in, on one hand seeking to protect students' religious sensibilities by sanctioning illiberal practices and restricting criticism, and on the other seeking to limit freedom of expression by banning certain faith speakers in the fear they will 'radicalise' vulnerable students. This chapter will also argue that it is time for the academy to rediscover its faith in its own mission and purpose, and the values of intellectual freedom and expression.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic freedom, Faith, Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 15:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16850

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