ERIC Number: EJ1086819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Faith and LGBTQ Inclusion: Navigating the Complexities of the Campus Spiritual Climate in Christian Higher Education
Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Crandall, Rebecca E.
Christian Higher Education, v15 n1-2 p62-71 2016
In an era of rapid societal change, institutions of higher education are grappling with how to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are safe and supported on campus. Many challenges remain as LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff are subject to continued acts of discrimination and subtle microaggressions on a regular basis, according to national assessments of campus climate. When religion and spirituality are salient on campus or in the lived experiences of LGBTQ people, the complexities of faith as it intersects with sexuality and gender identity become increasingly apparent. In this essay, we portray current issues concerning the campus climate in an effort to imagine how Christian higher education leaders might respond in light of institutional aims to promote the spiritual growth of all members of their campus communities.
Descriptors: Religion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Educational Environment, Christianity, Higher Education, At Risk Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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