October 10, 2006

Evolution wins out in Michigan science curriculum debate

Evolution wins out in Michigan science curriculum debate:
"The State Board of Education has approved public school curriculum standards that support the teaching of evolution in science classes.
But the course content expectations appear to shut the door on teaching intelligent design in science classes.

Educators say there would be room to teach intelligent design in non-science classes.

Intelligent design's proponents hold that living organisms are so complex they must have been created by a higher force rather than evolving from more primitive forms."


Anonymous Amy said...

If you are interested in religion and politics, you should check out the following event:

Former Congressman Rev. Robert Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and Frances Kissling, President of Catholics for a Free Choice, join Rev. Welton Gaddy, President of The Interfaith Alliance for a Town Hall Meeting to Challenge Religious Extremism.

Please join us for a day of lively debate at the hotly-contested intersection of religion and politics, in this final engagement of the national One Nation, Many Faiths, Vote 2006 series. In addition to the Town Hall Meeting, there will be a Religious Leader Roundtable for local clergy and an Interfaith Luncheon to defend religious liberty.

Tuesday October 17, 2006 at the Marriott Detroit Southfield, 27033 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Noon – 3:30pm and 6 – 8:30pm
All of these events are free and open to the public. Lunch, Hor d’oeuvres and refreshments served. RSVPs to the events are requested at 1 (800) 510-0969 or email field@interfaithalliance.org

Interfaith Luncheon -- 12 to 1:30pm -- Hosted by Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, President of The Interfaith Alliance and Rev. Romal Tune, president of Clergy Strategic Alliances who will deliver the keynote address on, "Grassroots Activism Challenging Current-Day Religious Political Extremism."

Religious Leaders Roundtable -- 1:45 to 3:30pm -- Join local clergy for a roundtable discussion on the challenges, solutions and do’s and don’ts from the pulpit during an election year.

Reception -- 6 to 7:00pm -- One-on-one interviews can be arranged at this time.

Town Hall Meeting -- 7 to 8:30pm -- with Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, President of The Interfaith Alliance and featuring experts:
--Rev. Robert Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches and former Member of Congress
--Frances Kissling, President, Catholics for a Free Choice
--Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia, Chair of Interfaith Committee, World Sikh Council
--Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain, Harvard University

"There are certain politicians in the United States and in Michigan who want their religious beliefs to become the law for everyone else. The Southeast Michigan Interfaith Alliance is working to preserve everyone’s right to believe what they choose, and not have someone else’s beliefs imposed on them through case law, legislation or government regulation.” Richard Halloran, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge. Halloran and others will join 75 other local Interfaith Alliances and 185,000 members nationwide in this work.

October 11, 2006  

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