TORONTO, February 11, 2011 (CCRL) – The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has once again targeted Christian universities for supposedly restricting academic freedom by requiring staff to sign a faith statement (National Post editorial, Feb. 11, 2011). As we noted when this campaign was first reported a year ago, the attempt to marginalize religion in higher education is rather ironic in view of the role faith communities played in establishing our university system.
Because none of the targeted universities has ever been the subject of a complaint about their faith requirements, and given that their faith commitment was already well-known, it’s difficult to infer any motive other than anti-religious bias in this campaign. If you are faculty member at any Canadian university, follow this link to endorse a petition asking CAUT to end the harassment.
A refuge from moral relativism, by Ian Hunter, National Post, February 15, 2011