This is a paper with a modest goal about an immodest topic: how mankind does God's work in this world. In particular, I address a small part of this rather large question: how do religiously affiliated schools make their modest contribution to this work? More particularly, who gets chosen to be a laborer in bringing in the plentiful harvest. The laborer is the teacher or administrator, the vineyard is the religiously affiliated university or college of the late twentieth century United States. Consequently, I address employment practices: who gets hired as a laborer and by what criteria is this special kind of laborer hired. A simple matter in some ways: whoever is the best qualified gets to be chosen as the laborer assigned to the bountiful harvest. Yet in other ways, hiring is an employment practice which is regulated by laws and public policy.
Robert J. Araujo,
"The Harvest is Plentiful, But the Laborers are Few": Hiring Practices and Religiously Affiliated Universities,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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