Topic: Religious Diversity
Presenter: Dr. Terry Clark, Associate Professor of Religion
Dr. Terry R. Clark, Associate Professor of Religion, discusses the college's commitment to accepting, appreciating, and exploring religious diversity as a unique expression of its commitment to Christian values. Two edifices on campus serve as symbols of the commitment to move beyond mere tolerance toward genuine understanding and appreciation of other religious traditions. These are the chapel (more specifically, the citation over the main entrance: "A House of Prayer for All People," and the L'Chaim ("To Life") sculpture between the Chapel and Giddlings Hall. While mere tolerance may suggest an acceptance of religious diversity as inevitable, it does not necessarily appreciate diversity or seek to learn from the beliefs and practices of others. Alternatively, Georgetown College embraces diversity out of a sense of Christian humility and the ongoing endeavor to seek truth in all its myriad forms.