HDS announces the Religious Literacy Project

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThanks to a generous donation from Bruce McEver, M.T.S. ’11, Harvard Divinity School (HDS) announces a new initiative, the Religious Literacy Project (RLP), which will enable HDS to continue our nearly four decades of leadership in religious studies and education in the United States.As a successor to the Program in Religious Studies and Education, the RLP will be a virtual resource and research center housed at the Center for the Study of World Religions. Its primary aim will be to create and maintain scholarly resources in the general study of religion and in specific religious traditions via an open access website designed primarily for public school teachers and their students.The initial resources will be created to supplement and enhance commonly used textbooks that introduce religion at the middle and secondary levels in world history and world civilizations courses. Other resources will be developed to supplement and enhance English and world literature courses, highlighting commonly taught texts with significant religious themes or dimensions.A third set of resources will focus on teaching sacred texts, including, but not limited to, the Bible. A fourth will be case studies of significant historical events involving religious issues, and a fifth will provide resources for educators to understand and teach about contemporary issues related to religion.In addition to the content resources outlined above, the RLP will also generate and publicize relevant research regarding religion and education, with a special emphasis on the relationship between literacy about religion and civic and moral education in a global world. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Handle Lady Knights In MS VB

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe 7th grade BMS Lady Bulldog Volleyball team defeated South Dearborn in 2 solid games. Scores were 25-21; 25-15.Abby Westerfeld was 9 for 10 with 8 points and Sydney Huffner was perfect on all 9 of her serves earning 7 points. Biz Mullen contributed with 3 service points while going perfect on all 4 of her serves. Kayla Meyer was aggressive at the net connecting on 6 good spikes. Abby had 4 kills to lead the team. Ellie Cassidy passed well in the back row.The 8th grade BMS Lady Bulldog Volleyball team also picked up a decisive win vs. South Dearborn by the scores 25-14; 25-14.Kylie Wanninger hit all 15 of her serves picking up 12 points including 6 aces. Katie Bohman was 6 for 6 serving with 5 points. Caitlynn Werner and Kelsey Shupe chipped in with 6 and 5 points respectively. Hattie Westerfeld was 8 for 9 at the net with a kill, while Tori Kurtz and Maggie Walsman each pounded 2 kills at the net.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

Sunday blog: Talking Wheat Festival afterthoughts, water, and more…

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_img4. No foster parents…Sad to see that Babe Ruth Baseball has done away with the foster parent program. For years, my wife and I had hosted several dozen baseball/softball players from out-of-town. It was always great to meet new people and get their perspective in life. The players always loved Wellington.Now that program is gone. From what I’ve been told, it was getting so hard to find someone to host players, that it wasn’t worth the hassle. Also, there was the concern for liability.That’s a shame, because that foster parents brought something different to the table of youth sporting events and made the Babe Ruth program special. Now it’s an average tournament like any other summer weekend outing. e cnn Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (19) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down jack · 368 weeks ago water levels low at wellington lake. Why was the city selling water to the oil companies for use in drilling/fracking. Look what happened to anthony lake. The ninnescha is next oil companies have been sucking water out of it near rock road for over a month Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 368 weeks ago I’m calling Gus out. Baloney, dude. Until about a month ago, you were letting frackers “buy” as much as they wanted from Lake Wellington for their exploits. And man, they use a lot. You were lining the city bank account. Where’s the line between fiscal intellect and irresponsibility, Gus? This is a natural resource and a recreation spot. If denying us recreation, risking a fishkill and plain old selfishness aren’t heavy on your conscience, then leave the job so we can get someone else to do it which might be about due anyhow. Now I will get off my soap box, but be advised, Mr. Collins, we may be a small town lot of people but we did not (repeat – did NOT) just “fall off a hay truck.” Sell your snake oil to people who will buy it, dude. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Sumner Truck Driver · 368 weeks ago Water tower on the roundabout? Thanks to the city fathers it is nearly impossible to get a load of Sumner County’s #1 product (Wheat) thru Wellington to the elevator as it is. That tiny roundabout can’t handle a water tower and traffic together! 🙂 Report Reply 2 replies · active 367 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down oldman · 368 weeks ago Agree on it being a shame that Babe Ruth did away with host families ~ we both had kids stay with host families and we have opened up our home as a host family. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Scooter · 368 weeks ago Cueball I whole heartadly agree with you about the continuous coverage of the Trayvon Martin case and I agree the media will not rest until the rioting begin’s. I am a fervant beleiver of our constitutional right to a free media. While I am talking about constitutional right’s we are also promised a trial by a jury of our peer’s. With 24/7 coverage of high profile case’s I wonder how some jurisdictions can find an unbiased pool of potential juror’s Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Concerned4Lake · 368 weeks ago I think it would be in the best interest of everyone in town to be aware of any water hydrant that has a hose connected too it with lots of metal pipes running away from it and REPORT it here. Then we can as a group of concerned citizens march on city hall and make Gus resign if he is lying to us about selling our precious water to the oil companies. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down john · 368 weeks ago Gus isnt selling now. They are taking it out of the ninnescah 1/2 mile west of the bridge on rock road. I would like to know who in the state gave them a permit to suck water out of a river that at best right now is barely able to flow. How about a story on this cueball Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago -10 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 368 weeks ago One million gallons sold to oil companies. Three million used by Wellington residents. I think excessive toilet use is to blame. I knew many residents of Wellington were full of it, this should prove the point. Yes water is a precious commodity, but people we are not in the middle of the Sahara Desert here or down to our last gallon of water. Wake up and use some common sense. Wait a minute, there is no common sense as mentioned above; just excessive toilet use. I understand your concern, but please wake up and use some common sense. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down soreloser 44p · 368 weeks ago C’mon Tracy, How about some investigative reporting. Is Gus selling too much of our water to the frackers, or is Roy Rogers right? Did Wellington Lake really get 2+ inches of rain like they did east of town. My rain gage read 1/2 inch, and I live 2 miles west of town. What about pumping from the Ninnescah? There are a lot of locals concerned about our water supply and recreation areas. We deserve some explanation. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down jack · 368 weeks ago roy your real name isn’t gus is it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 2. Water at the lake… I had a request to explain why the boat ramps were being shut down due to the low lake level at the Wellington Lake despite the recent 2 1/4 inches of rain we had from last week.At the Wellington City Council meeting, City Manager Gus Collins explained the lake only rose one inch despite the 2 1/4 inch rainfall. That was due in part that the city water users last week during a particular peak triple digit day took in 3 million gallons of water putting extreme demands on the system.“It was worse two years ago,” Collins said.Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer added that several old trees at Woods Park have died this year due to the drought.According to the U.S. Drought Monitor by the University of Nebraska, Sumner County is still in severe drought status (see graph here).Thus, the moral of the story is to use water sparingly. Rationing may soon be part of Wellington’s future. 5. Vacation…It might be a little slow this next week on Sumner Newscow. My son Quinn and I are taking our annual summer trip across the world. I’ll update the website when I can. Please e-mail me at [email protected] your latest happenings. If you see news happening like the water tower falling on the roundabout, give Shane Farley, publisher of our sister website Newscow.net in Winfield a call at 620-222-2225.center_img Commentary by Tracy McCue — Five Cueball thoughts for July 21, 2013…1. Kansas Wheat Festival afterthoughts…I have no complaints on the 2013 Kansas Wheat Festival, but may I make a couple of friendly suggestions…1) First we need more trash crash. It seemed like during the whole weekend the available trash cans were overfilled and spilling garbage everywhere. 2) I’d like to see more quality and less quantity acts at the Picnic in the Park. Some acts were very, very good. Some acts were not so much. The problem is when the not-so-good acts were on stage it became so tedious that many people in the audience left robbing themselves of seeing the really good acts like Zach Troutman and the Lough brothers.I don’t know what the solution is, but to make a plea for those who lip sync to at least come to the stage with a costume and make it really funny. Otherwise the act doesn’t work.On the positive side, I loved the Picnic in the Park move from Melody Bowl to Sellers Park, and great job with the parade. Mud Bugs are the best group around and should be a permanent act for the Wheat Festival. The carnival was great, but just one more friendly suggestion…Bring back the ferris wheel! I always loved the ferris wheel because it gave you a chance to see Wellington from another point of view. 3. George Zimmerman trial…I promised myself I would not make a comment about the Travon Martin – George Zimmerman case, and I will not talk about the case itself.But may I just express my sincere disappointment with my media brethren on the national circuit, who are dedicating themselves 24-7 in turning this situation into a massive race riot.I have had enough of Fox News, CNN, the Drudge Report and even the network stations, stirring the flames to the point where we will indeed be rioting on the streets which, of course, means great ratings for the news cable companies.I realize we still have a ways to go in our everlasting struggle with race relations, but let’s move on. And you too Obama …last_img read more