ERIC Number: ED151441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
An Open Letter: The Public and Its Education.
Presbyterian Church in the United States, New York, NY.
This is a report of a Special Joint Committee on the Church and Public Education. The hope is expressed that questions raised within it will stimulate consideration, discussion and reflective action in regard to the role of the church in the education of the American public. Future trends in religion and education, particularly in relation to social change, are discussed. Problems which churches face when called upon to support such issues as school desegregation are mentioned. The concept of "public" in education is examined, and the church's role in serving the public is explored and defined. The issue of previous conflict between church and state is addressed, with an emphasis placed upon a new outlook for current events. Community control of public schools as a response to racial and ethnic tensions within them is discussed. The clergy and other interested Christians are urged to become involved in the consideration of all of these issues. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Presbyterian Church in the United States, New York, NY.