ERIC Number: EJ1090034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Doing Justice Today: A Welcoming Embrace for LGBT Students in Christian Schools
Joldersma, Clarence W.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v20 n1 p32-48 Mar 2016
The article argues for welcoming LGBT students in Christian schools. The article develops an idea of justice based on Nicholas Wolterstorff's idea of claim-rights of vulnerable groups that have been wronged, and applies this to the security and recognition of LGBT students in Christian schools. The article presents empirical evidence about the harm faced by such students, concluding that Christian LGBT students suffer wrongs that call out for doing justice today. The article argues that doing justice means welcoming LGBT students, and ends with a description of what that might entail in Christian schools.
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Social Justice, Educational Environment, Religious Factors, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: North America