Tuesday, July 07, 2015

[513b] ‘MTSU On the Record’ discusses religious plurality in college curriculum

MURFREESBORO — Exploring religious diversity among students who have not had opportunities to do so prior to entering college will be the topic on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mary Evins will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 30, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

Evins, a professor with MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation and coordinator of the American Democracy Project, is the recipient of a $119,895 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She will use the money to fund a 20-month program on religion and civil society for 24 faculty members from Cleveland State and Jackson State community colleges in partnership with MTSU.

The educators will meet at MTSU July 13-17 to explore ways to incorporate knowledge of religious plurality into the curricula.

“Faith is a very personal issue,” said Evins. “It’s very intimate and it’s very close to the hearts of all of us. For whatever reason, being able to fully understand and accept another person’s faith is often a challenging endeavor for most of us as human beings.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to www.mtsunews.com and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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