Larycia Hawkins Resigns from Wheaton College

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Writing for NPR, Camila Domonoski has reported the following:

“A professor at an evangelical Christian college who was suspended for saying Christians and Muslims worship the same God will no longer be teaching at the school.

As we’ve reported, Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor of political science who had tenure at Wheaton College in Illinois, was suspended from her job in December.  She was put on paid administrative leave after vowing to wear a hijab for Advent in solidarity with Muslims—not because of the headscarf, but because of a Facebook post about her decision where she wrote about the relationship between Islam and Christianity and said, “as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”

“Wheaton administrators said they were concerned that post contradicted the school’s statement of faith.

“Hawkins faced the possibility of being terminated from her job. But before her scheduled hearing, she…

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