In the wake of sexual assault lawsuits and the findings of the Pepper Hamilton report, Baylor University implemented several task forces to improve the college, one of which began work today.
Baylor’s Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force is a task force that’s mission is to focus on the university’s Christian mission. The force is chaired by Baylor Provost Gregory Jones.
The 21 members of the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force come from several departments within the university.
According to a university press release, the task force will consider several questions:
- How might efforts of spiritual formation (including but not limited to communal worship and prayer) be encouraged and enhanced across the entire University?
- How might character formation for students be encouraged and enhanced through curricular and co-curricular efforts? How might key virtues like honesty, justice and wisdom, and central practices, such as friendship and hospitality, be encouraged among the entire University community?
- How might there be greater collaboration among all university units, departments and programs to more consistently encourage and communicate the highest ideals of the Christian life, in ways that both challenge and uplift the entire University community? How might local congregations and other Christian ministries be a part of such mission-centered efforts?
“The work of the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force is at the heart of Baylor’s Christian identity as we seek to educate our students in ways that will bless them for their whole lives,” said Darin Davis, Vice President for University Mission.
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