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Dr. Kenneth Howell

Students at the University of Illinois loved and respected Professor Kenneth Howell for his kindness, fairness, and knowledge. They were stunned when after teaching at the University for ten years, their professor was suddenly fired. (4/19/2020)

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University of Illinois Reinstates Dr. Kenneth Howell

Earlier today we received confirmation from the University of Illinois that it is reinstating Dr. Kenneth Howell as an adjuct professor this fall. (4/19/2020)

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Update on the University of Illinois and Professor Kenneth Howell

Professor Kenneth Howell, a well-respected academic with 2 master’s degrees, 2 Ph.D.s and many years of ranking as one of the best professors on campus, was recently fired from his job as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois for daring to teach students the Catholic Church’s position on homosexual behavior—in a class called “Introduction to Catholicism”. (4/19/2020)

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Howell Report

Yesterday, Inside Higher Ed, reported that the University of Illinois has delivered its "academic freedom verdict" on the Professor Kenneth Howell matter. (4/19/2020)

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Professor Removed for Teaching Catholicism in a Class on … Catholicism

For Christian professors in today’s university setting, that line between what you have to do to do your job and what you have to do to lose your job is getting thinner and thinner. (4/19/2020)

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Anti-Intellectualism, Defined

What is worse than excluding Christian professors from campus? How about excluding even the mention of Christian ideas. (4/19/2020)

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2010 Challenges Present 2011 Opportunities for Student Rights

At the beginning of a new year, there is a valuable opportunity for reflection on the past year and what it means for the future. (4/19/2020)

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Fired U of I professor vindicated, will again be allowed to teach Catholicism class

U of I says Kenneth Howell will continue as adjunct professor (4/19/2020)

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Worth the Price: Remembering the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

As we come to the anniversary of the battle that turned the tide in the most epic struggle of the 20th century, I hope you and your family will join me in giving thanks for the extraordinary men who deliberately stepped out into that hurricane of violence 70 years ago. (4/19/2020)

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The Winning Percentage

If you follow the news closely, you might be concerned about the recent federal court decision involving marriage in Perry v. Schwarzenegger – the challenge to California’s marriage amendment – as well as the implications for religious freedom in the CLS v. Martinez decision at the U.S. Supreme Court. (4/19/2020)

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Ill. prof. fired for teaching about Catholic beliefs in class on Catholicism

ADF urges restoration of Kenneth Howell's First Amendment rights, teaching position (4/19/2020)

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Psychologists: "We’re Tolerant, Unless You’re Conservative"

Last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reminded the nation that “[t]olerance is a two-way street.” (4/19/2020)

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Can Coaches and Teachers Live Out Their Faith on Campus?

Teachers and coaches at public schools, colleges, or universities don’t give up their right to live out their faith when they sign on the dotted line of their contract. (4/20/2020)