Section 1: Faith-Based Universities and Social Work Programs (one and a half page)
The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics states that social workers should educate themselves and
seek to consistently respect the rights of people of all backgrounds and identities. The code explicitly indicates religious
faith as one aspect of individual diversity deserving of respect. When it comes to accreditation of faith-based
universities, the Code of Ethics is less clear.
consider the implications of the accreditation of faith-based universities on social work programs in such
universities. Develop a supportive argument for your position with three sources, at least two of which are in addition to
Select a point of view on whether faith-based universities are in conflict with the NASW Code of Ethics and whether you
think CSWE should accredit social work programs at these universities.
Present your thoughts about whether faith-based universities are in conflict with the NASW Code of Ethics, based on the
practices and policies of such universities. Be specific, and provide examples. Then state your position on whether you
think CSWE should accredit social work programs at these universities. Support your position with references to the