Faith, Excellence, Integrity, Community, Respect, Compassion, Justice They are to form the “valuecentered environment” in which “the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth” of our students takes place.
Assumption #2 Jesus taught the kingdom of God, both as future = “Your kingdom come,” and as present = “The Kingdom of God is among you”. He taught that the future and the present were closely connected.
Assumption #5 Therefore, our core values are the values of an institution subject to local, state, and federal rules and regulations, as well as NEASC and other accrediting agencies. The situation is complex. The language of the values is simple.
Moral Man and Immoral Society: Reinhold Niebuhr “A sharp distinction must be drawn between the moral and social behavior of individuals and of social groups, national, racial, and economic; this distinction justifies and necessitates political policies which a purely individualistic ethic must find embarrassing.” p. xi
Integrity “Concerned for the common good as individuals and as community, we commit ourselves to honesty in all relations with students, faculty, staff, and administration. Through our integrity, we maintain the trust of the surrounding community and of public and governmental agencies.”
Integrity In the clarity of our innermost thoughts, it should be clear how hard this ideal is to put into practice. It has a present toehold, but largely lies in the future. Thank God, God is forgiving!