In the wake of the various tragedies which occurred over the summer, Washington University students, administrators and faith leaders led the community in song and speech in the hopes of reaffirming their core values of respect and diversity.
Mark Zaegel, campus minister, comments on the gun violence that occurred on Forsyth Boulevard earlier this year.
Former U.S. Sens. John C. Danforth and Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 2000 election, discussed partisanship and other flaws they see in the political system on Tuesday.
Being a true Christian and achieving financial and professional success don’t have to be mutually exclusive, attorney and social entrepreneur Kyle Westaway said at this year’s Veritas Forum on Thursday evening.
To say it was controversial would be an understatement. Anti-Semitism, excessive violence, scriptural deviation—the charges leveled against it were numerous and fierce, with many coming months before the film’s release. It certainly didn’t help that Mel Gibson—no Boy Scout himself—was the film’s primary creative force. (He both directed and co-wrote it.
The sophomore honorary Lock and Chain kicked off George Washington Week with a panel on diversity of divinity. As is the tradition of George Washington Week, the honorary is hosting a weeklong series of events intended to bring together the Washington University community.
Six months following his election by the papal conclave, Pope Francis has been proclaimed the pope who will usher the Catholic Church into a new era. A majority of media outlets claim his changes to the church are progressive liberalizations on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.
The Arizona State Senate recently approved a bill that would allow public schools to offer an elective class teaching the Bible’s role in Western culture and its influence as a literary work. Critics have been quick to pounce on the bill, claiming that enacting it would equate to forcing religious indoctrination upon public school students.
“Homosexuality is not a biblical term,” guest lecturer Mark D. Jordan, professor of divinity at Harvard Divinity School, said to a packed audience on Tuesday.
Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of the radio program “America Abroad,” spoke at Graham Chapel Thursday evening. In his speech, Suarez explored the effects that religion has on politics in American society. His speech, titled “The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America,” followed the subject matter of his 2006 book of the same title.