It wouldn’t be fair not to admit that followers of any religion who are teaching or studying at the University of Sussex can use a specially designated building (in the picture) for services, prayers or meetings of whatever kind.
From this point of view, the university is 100% politically correct, although not immune to a certain degree of pro-Islamic bias specific to some contemporary British institutions like the BBC.
Anyway, the university – which will be half a century old in 2012 – boasts itself with being completely secular, while also tolerant to all religious beliefs.
From another perspective, it’s strange – if not ridiculous – how such a humanist university uses as a motto a truncated verse from Psalm 46.
The moto says “Be still and know”, instead of “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Couldn’t have the humanist founders of the university found any other motto not reminding of this ‘mythical character’ (according to their views) Whose existence they deny?!
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