Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christian college professor Is disciplined after remarks supporting Muslims

By Christine Hauser
Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College, wore a hijab at a church service in Chicago. Credit Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune, via Associated Press
ILLINOIS---Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian institution, has disciplined a professor who put on a head scarf in solidarity with Muslims and said they worship the “same God” as Christians. The private liberal arts college said in a statement on Tuesday that Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor of political science, had been placed on administrative leave over “significant questions regarding the theological implications” of recent remarks she made about the relationship between Christianity and Islam. [link]