Essay by David Corey, Ph.D., associate professor of political philosophy in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about two recent lectures at Baylor on religious persecution and lack of American concern given by former congressman Frank Wolf, now The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair of Religious Freedom at Baylor, and Princeton Professor Robert P. George, who currently serves as the Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “If Americans do not care about the state of religious liberty around the world, neither will their government, nor will the leaders of other nations,” Corey writes. “Americans have historically been the most outspoken proponents of religious liberty in modern history. Should we fall silent now, either out of ignorance or apathy, the effects will be disastrous.”
AUDIO: In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and director of the Baylor in Washington program interviews Frank Wolf, former congressman from Virginia and holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor, about his long public career and his efforts to advance issues and study of religious freedom and human rights on Capitol Hill and throughout the world.
Baylor senior Avery C. Lill (University Scholar, Honors Program) received a 2015-2016 Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement [URSA] grant for a research project directed by Dr. Stephen Sloan. Titled, "Voices of East Austin: Preserving the Stories of East Austin in the Face of Impending Gentrification," this undergraduate research initiative preserves the stories of people in historically under-served, rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in East Austin.