23 July 2008

Berea College: Wait, there's more!

And but so after posting about Berea College's incredible commitment to no-tuition higher education, I actually got around to looking over their website. And I found this:
The Preamble to Berea’s Great Commitments begins, “Berea College, founded by ardent abolitionists and radical reformers, continues today as an educational institution still firmly rooted in its historic purpose ‘to promote the cause of Christ.’ ” The question arises, “Does one have to be a Christian to promote the cause of Christ?” Berea’s historical record says no. [Emphasis added]
So Berea is a Christian school, and its tuition-free model arises directly from what looks to be a highly progressive and inclusive faith statement. If Berea weren't primarily a teaching school, I might be strongly inclined to look there when it came time for my first faculty position.

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