Preparing students for accomplishments beyond the laboratory
Nov 13, 2007
An iconic temple of scientific inquiry has embraced a new relationship with organized religion. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall installed its first chaplain in the school’s 146-year history.
The federal government’s costly and complex terrorism-funding suit against five former officials of a now-defunct Islamic charity ended in mistrial last month—marking another high-profile setback for the U.S. Justice Department.
Big scoop: Americans spend $20 billion each year on ice cream. But according to United Nations figures, over the next 10 years it would take only $7 billion to provide clean water and basic sanitation for the entire world, and another $4 billion to finance basic health care for the same period that would prevent the death of 3 million infants each year (Theology, News and Notes, Fall).
Joining protest with prayer, the head of the United Church of Christ was arrested October 10 outside the White House while attempting to deliver to President Bush a pastoral letter condemning the Iraq war.