A religious science college in Nashville has launched an anti-science campaign after students and faculty protested the school’s recent promotion of a religious science course.
The students and professors, including several of the school`s former professors, said they felt like they were being singled out for questioning the church`s beliefs.
The course, which has been dubbed the `Theology of Science and Reason’ by the students and is part of the curriculum at Vanderbilt University`s College of Arts and Sciences, is part science history and part biology course.
Vanderbilt University said in a statement Tuesday that it is an inclusive and inclusive place.
`We have an academic mission and are committed to the free exchange of ideas and ideas of differing persuasions.
Vanderbilt is proud to be a founding member of the Council for Secular Education, an international coalition of universities, religious institutions and academic centers committed to promoting the freedom of religious belief and belief in scientific theories and methods, Vanderbilt University said.
The group said it will hold a conference in the spring where it will discuss and advocate for a more inclusive academic environment.
Vanderbilt University did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Vernon, Tennessee (AP Photo/Steve Nesius) Vanderbilt University, a member of a coalition of 17 universities that includes Vanderbilt, said in its statement that the university does not believe that its students or faculty should be subjected to any discrimination because of their religious beliefs.
Vanderbilt`s Statement of Objections to the course and other actions taken by Vanderbilt University since its first published article, published in the February issue of the Journal of Religious Education, states that it promotes and defends science as a way to provide answers to the questions of life.
The statement continues: The course in question is the first of its kind in Tennessee.
It is taught by a religious scholar and, for the most part, the material is presented in a secular manner.
The purpose of the course is to prepare students to critically evaluate the beliefs of science and philosophy in light of the scientific method and the values of free inquiry.
The class includes an exploration of the role of religious texts in religion and philosophy.
It also provides an opportunity for students to evaluate and evaluate religious texts that are based on the Christian scriptures.
Vanderbilt students and their faculty are invited to submit comments on the course on its website.
On Tuesday, students, faculty and students of Vanderbilt` s other Christian colleges and universities took to social media to express their displeasure.
Students at Vanderbilt, Tennessee, protested a religious studies course in February.
In the wake of protests at Vanderbilt and at other colleges and schools in the United States, the University of California at Berkeley and Duke University released statements condemning the course, as well as the anti-scientific attitudes of some students and other students.
‘Cultural appropriation’ and cultural appropriation is a term used by many critics to describe a practice of cultural appropriation, which is defined as the intentional appropriation of another cultural resource, for purposes of profit or gain.
Baylor University, which also recently canceled a religious education course after protests, issued a statement in February stating that it does not condone or support religious instruction at its campuses.
Other universities in the country have also announced plans to curtail religious instruction.
Last month, the California State University System said it was discontinuing religious instruction on campuses of more than 400 schools.
Northeastern University, one of the largest religious education schools in New England, announced in February that it was withdrawing religious instruction from several campuses after students filed complaints about the religious curriculum.
More: Vanderbilt students say they have been targeted for questioning religious belief article The Associated Press contributed to this report.