Press Conference Announcement

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Wheaton College Seeks To Fire Professor Larycia  Hawkins

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Chicago, Illinois – January 5, 2016.

St. Martin’s Family,

There will be a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan 6 at 10 am at the chapel at Chicago Temple. regarding Wheaton College’s proceedings to terminate Prof. Larycia Hawkins.  Ms. Hawkins will likely speak at the press conference. Today, the Chicago Tribune has published a related article. We have provided an excerpt below.

Wheaton College seeks to fire Christian professor over view of Islam

By Manya Brachear PashmanContact, Reporter

Wheaton College has begun the process of firing a professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God, the teacher and the west suburban school confirmed Tuesday.

Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor who in December demonstrated solidarity with her Muslim neighbors by wearing a hijab, said at the end of last year that the college appeared ready to force her out after she had rejected recommendations to resign. This week she received word from Provost Stanton Jones that the termination process had begun.

Read full article.