2015-05-23

Award for Public Religious Literacy

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by Neil Godfrey

Westar Institute Inaugurates Award for Public Religious Literacy

In a move that embodies its conviction that knowledge about religion is essential to healthy public discourse, the Westar Institute has inaugurated a new award to honor members of the public who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to fostering religious literacy. The new Advocate for Public Religious Literacy (APRL) award seeks to recognize the courage, commitment, and contributions of people who cultivate thoughtful discussion and disseminate learning about religion in their communities. Westar invites nominations at this time. . . . 

See the Westar site: http://www.westarinstitute.org/blog/westar-institute-inaugurates-award-for-public-religious-literacy/ (The Westar Institute is best known for its Jesus Seminar led by Robert Funk some years ago; since then a work on Acts has been published and posted about here.) 

It will be interesting to see who does win the award.

Can anyone think of any blog-authors who deserve to be nominated! 😉

But then again I think the world deserves an honest discussion about religious and biblical scholarship. Too many scholars shun any public engagement that does not foster the parameters of the conventional wisdom as we have experienced.

 

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2 Comments

  • 2015-05-23 02:02:41 UTC - 02:02 | Permalink

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    Besides the obvious, Robert M. Price comes most quickly to my mind.

  • 2015-05-23 13:29:32 UTC - 13:29 | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing! As far as I can tell, no one is really tracking in any meaningful way what members of the public are doing to raise knowledge about religion and religion-related issues, yet I know lots of individuals and organizations who are concerned about it.

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