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The Real Battle on Racism on College Campuses

Brian Cheung | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Brian Cheung

At both Yale University and the University of Missouri, the argument lies not in the fact that people should stop being racist, but that the schools' administrations should have done more to control racism.

The EXMNA Effect

Hina Husain | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Hina Husain

As an active member of EXMNA, I can't overstate the profoundly positive effect the organization has had on me. I found myself in ways I never even imagined were possible.

A Generic Trigger Warning for College Students

David Moshman | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
David Moshman

College should indeed be a safe space, but not in the sense of being safe from upsetting images or ideas. College should be a place where it is safe to explain what you believe and to disagree with others.

Professing in the Dark Times

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

While many argue the traditional college campus will or should become a thing of the past, I disagree. Only by meeting and sharing our experiences, often in casual conversation, do we see how alike we are and how much strength and wisdom we can share.

Luxurious Stigma: The Plight of Liberal Arts Conservatives

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Not being able to share why you love guns or question immigration policy in public spaces is an iota of the discomfort marginalized people feel on this campus with systems erasing and devaluing of our experiences.

Safe Space Is Not Safer

justin adkins | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
justin adkins

No one can declare a space "safe" for everyone, or anyone, except for themselves.

Every Child Deserves to Play: Camp Zeitouna Helps the Youngest Syrian Refugees

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Ehsan Zaffar

Already many experts and aid organizations are describing these children as Syria's "lost generation." We should work to counter this assumption. This is the generation that will rebuild Syria, but only if we give them a chance, and the tools, to do so.

When in Boystown: Don't Create Racism, Create Change

Nico Lang | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It's been almost a year since Take Back Boystown took off, and all of us still have so much work to do to build a better community. We need to stand together, or we need to stop calling ourselves a community.

The Survival Girls: Kenya, Refugee Youth, and Safe Space

Ming Holden | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Ming Holden

Strife-ridden societies aren't furnished with peaceful town squares. I'm talking about my girls and me sitting in the dirty corner of a church, creating a temporary space from scratch with our presence.

For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.