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Accrediting Body Threatens Spiritual Mission of La Sierra University (*UPDATED*)

Accrediting Body Threatens Spiritual Mission of La Sierra University (*UPDATED*)

It is not WASC's role to dictate bylaw changes, determine who is on the board, or to dictate how personnel decisions will be made. Threats to remove accreditation should be taken very seriously and La Sierra University, and its parent organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, like other institutions, can and must challenge WASC when it exceeds its authority.

 
 

Baptist Joint Committee Announces Religious Liberty Essay Contest – Due March 1, 2013!

Baptist Joint Committee Announces Religious Liberty Essay Contest – Due March 1, 2013!

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="true" verb="like" font="arial"] The Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors. To enter, write an essay of 800 to 1,200 words addressing the following topic: The United States of America was religiously diverse at its founding. Its population included numerous Protestant groups, small Catholic and Jewish populations, those who practiced traditional Native American […]

 
 

La Sierra University Responds to Edward Allred Center Story

  [fblike style="standard" showfaces="true" verb="like" font="arial"] La Sierra University has responded to concerns regarding its naming of the Edward C. Allred Center of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship that have circulated in recent days with the following press release. Websites covering the story include Christianity Today, WorldNetDaily, The Christian Post, Advindicate, Life Site News, California Catholic Daily, and ReligiousLiberty.TV among others. From […]

 
 

A Matter of Honor – Christian University Honors MD Who Invented Assembly Line Abortion

A Matter of Honor – Christian University Honors MD Who Invented Assembly Line Abortion

In 2010, La Sierra University, a Seventh-day Adventist liberal arts institution in Southern California, named its "Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Center" after notorious abortion provider Edward C. Allred. Allred, a 1964 graduate of Loma Linda University Medical School, has achieved legendary status in the pro-life community for his frank comments in a 1980 interview with the San Diego Union.

 
 

The Comfortable Curtain of Christianity: Reflections on the Maturation of Faith

The Comfortable Curtain of Christianity: Reflections on the Maturation of Faith

My easily excited cousin, also a pastor's son, would climb on the outdoor wall of the church and sing improvisational reggae in a Jamaican accent to the passerby, while dancing a little jig, repeating "Come to our church and be baptized! Be baptized in the name of the Lord!" Strangers would stare, but we would duck and hide,

 
 

California Senate Approves Controversial Counseling Ban (Pacific Justice Institute)

The California Senate today voted in favor of a groundbreaking bill designed to prohibit counselors and therapists from telling young people it is possible to change same-sex attractions.

 
 

Ninth Circuit to Determine Whether "Spiritualist" Charter Schools Get Tax Dollars

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco

CASE NOTE: 10-17720 Plans Inc. v. Sacramento City Unified School District SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 17, 2012 – he Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing a case this morning on the issue of whether the Sacramento Unified School District is violating constitutional principles of separation of church and state in awarding Waldorf-method charter public schools tax-based funding. In […]

 
 

Beren Academy boys hoops coach Chris Cole still hopeful TAPPS reschedules state semifinal to accommodate Sabbath | Dallas Morning News

  EXCERPT: HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas agency has turned down a request by an Orthodox Jewish school in Houston to reschedule a championship game potentially involving its boys' basketball team because the game time falls during the Sabbath. The Beren Academy advanced to the semifinals in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools' 2A tournament with a 23-5 […]

 
 

No, Ninth Circuit, the Relevant Law in C.F. v. Capistrano Unified School District Was Indeed "Clearly Established" – Evolution News & Views

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/10/no_ninth_circuit_the_relevant_052081.html

 
 

Apple Bids Adieu to 'Jew or not Jew?' iPhone App in France (CNN)

EXCERPT: "Jew or not Jew?": That is just part of the question. An iPhone app bearing this name has been yanked from Apple's App Store in France amid threats of a lawsuit and demands for its removal. The app, still available elsewhere, pulls together a database of thousands of famous Jews – including movie stars, musicians, Nobel Prize winners and […]