January 6, 2014
British Campuses Debate Ways to Balance Freedom of Speech and Religious Sensitivities
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Britain's leading higher-education association recently sought to offer guidance on a tricky question: When a university invites an orthodox religious speaker to campus, should it allow the audience to be segregated by gender?
Universities UK, which represents the vice chancellors of British universities, responded with a conditional "yes."
While the advice was buried deep inside a mundanely titled report, "External Speakers in Higher Education Institutions," released in