Posted: Dec. 17, 2015
Wheaton College, sometimes described as the Harvard of the evangelical world, has suspended a professor after she wore a hijab in solidarity with Muslims facing persecution.
Larycia Hawkins, who has taught at Wheaton for almost a decade, decided to wear the hijab during Advent after a rise in violent attacks on Muslims and mosques across America. When asked why, she quoted Pope Francis's statement that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."
Wheaton reacted by suspending Hawkins, claiming that her comments violated the school's statement of faith. She now faces a formal review and could be fired.
With the story making national headlines, we need to show Wheaton that Christians across the country support Professor Hawkins' gesture of solidarity with Muslims.
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