Develop an Action Plan for Integrating Faith in Leading, Learning and Serving.
It must be more than merely a lofty statement in the student handbook.
Today, faith communities stand on the shoulders of these leaders. Leaders such as you, together with their faith institutions, address poverty, early pregnancy, gangrelated violence, HIV/AIDS, police brutality, discrimination, health disparities, domestic violence, elder and child welfare, and illegal drugs.
. . with the positive contributions of human learning to an understanding of the faith and to the development of a Christian worldview, and with the positive contribution of the Christian faith to all the arts and sciences" (p. 46). Hasker (1992) further reminds us that our world "is not a secular and a sacred world, but a single world created by God and a single, unitary truth which is known to God" (p. 238). Integrating faith and the business discipline should help students understand this unity. If we teach the discipline as if it has no relationship to the faith and to God's truth, then we lead the students to think that certain beliefs, morals, ethics, and behaviors are necessary in the successful performance of business and a different set of beliefs.
Faith Learning Integration is a necessary ingredient of a student’s search for truth, reason, and morality, as well as the student’s academic, social, and spiritual development.
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