‘MTSU On the Record’ discusses religious plurality in curriculum

Exploring religious diversity among students who’ve not had opportunities to do so before entering college was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mary Evins first aired June 29 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Dr. Mary A. Evins

Dr. Mary A. Evins

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.

NEH religious grant webShe 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.”
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To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip of the interview also can be seen below.