Diversity in the Heartland

By Ric Sheffield, Professor of Legal Studies and Sociology, Kenyon College Contact at: sheffier@kenyon.edu “Diversity” is a term that is widely used in the academy despite the fact that it has a variety of definitions and usages, most of which are directly linked to somewhat loosely-framed goals of particular institutions.… Read More

From Religious Literacy to Social Action: How I Discuss the Global Refugee Crisis Within Our Classes (Younus Mirza, Allegheny)

Younus Mirza, Asst. Prof. of Islamic Studies, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Allegheny College Question: Can site visits be used to teach interreligious engagement and democratic participation? Every semester I take my students to Erie,PA to visit a mosque in order to help them connect many of the themes… Read More

Changing Campus Culture One Conversation at a Time…(Drs. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis and Deirdre D. Johnston, Hope College)

Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis (Professor of Psychology) and Dr. Deirdre D. Johnston (Department of Communication), Hope College We recently attended a professional conference on “Teaching Peace in the Context of Political Polarization and Partisan Divides.” During the Q & A of the plenary address, members of the audience raised questions,… Read More