Global literacies?

/ 1 February 2014

There’s a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed where it is noted that a group of presidents from liberal arts colleges are arguing for a curriculum which requires students to acquire a range of literacies, skills and dispositions including “respect, vulnerability, hospitality, compassion, agency, agility, fairness, service and leadership.”

These attributes are identified as critical for stewardship of the global commons, and I think that they are also critical for responsible religious identity. Isn't it interesting that it's liberal arts colleges who are making this argument? Why aren't seminaries? Why aren't we aligning ourselves with this element of undergraduate education?