Chicago Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Inside Higher Ed and the Windy City Times are among the media that covered the College’s yearlong focus on interfaith engagement and the graduation centennial of Elmhurst alumnus Reinhold Niebuhr.
On the Chicago Public Radio
news-affairs program Eight Forty Eight
, President S. Alan Ray discussed Reinhold Niebuhr’s continuing relevance and influence.
In a Chicago Tribune
story, "Elmhurst College celebrates grad Reinhold Niebuhr," cultural critic Julia Keller interviewed President Ray regarding how and why the College is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the graduation of Reinhold Niebuhr.
An Inside Higher Ed
article, "Faith Reconsidered," described how Elmhurst College is drawing on its church affiliation to benefit students and refocus its mission.
In an article for Liberal Education
, President Ray explored how interfaith cooperation can be brought more effectively and meaningfully into the arena of academic discussion.
The Windy City Times
covered the lecture "Homosexuality: The Battleground for a Dying Form of Christianity," by author and retired Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong.
The Chicago Jewish Star
carried a front-page story on the lecture "Holocaust Memory: The Unfinished Christian Reckoning," by novelist and former Catholic priest James Carroll.
The Chicago Tribune
covered "What Does Social Justice Look Like?" a fiery lecture delivered by Father Michael Pfleger, outspoken pastor of Chicago's St. Sabina Catholic Church. In his talk, Pfleger challenged those in the packed audience to leave their comfort zones and "go where the pain is.”
After Father Pfleger's appearance at Elmhurst College, Patch.com
interviewed members of the audience, who agreed with Pfleger that individuals should take a more active role in helping to achieve social justice.