“In the Marrow of Their Bones”: The Latter-day Saint Experience of Religion as Identity
“For tens of millions of Americans, faith and religious conviction are the most powerful and defining sources of personal and family identity in their lives.
"Religious freedom has always been at risk. It was repression of religious belief and practice that drove the Pilgrim fathers and other dissenters to the shores of this continent. Even today, leaders in all too many nations use state power to repress religious believers."
A Zion University
What may appear to be limits on academic freedom derived from the religious nature of the institution actually provide additional freedoms. It is imperative that we not mimic the research and teaching choices of our colleagues at other universities without first using the measuring rod of the gospel.