Is Tolerance Enough?
As we look closer at the definition of “tolerance,” we begin to understand why it may be a rather imperfect word, inadequate to face the current climate.Grace Liu | Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2018
War of the Words
Which areas on campus are to operate as safe havens for students who want to be surrounded by people who share their views, and which spaces are where respectable discourse and argument is permissible?Zachary Lee | Cornell Claritas | Fall 2017
Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?
At its root, politics is not even really about addressing the latest national controversy or advancing a particular agenda, but about bringing us together as citizens to do what we can’t do on our own.Sam Elder | MIT et Spiritus | Fall 2016
Do Ethnic Communities Have a Place in Christianity?
When I was exposed to different faith traditions and practices in college, I found myself doubting aspects of my home church that I had previously been so fond of.Amos Jeng | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2017
Postmodernism and the Paradox of Tolerance
Postmodernism conflates truth and personhood, and in doing so confines the person to a state of perpetual insecurity and vulnerability. It is this fear of violence that prevents modern persons from recognizing the inherent dignity of their peers.Joshua Tseng-Tham | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2017
Breaking Christians’ Silence on Racism
In the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting in August 2014, there was a noticeable dearth of active, grassroots Christian involvement in the racial conversation in Ferguson, Missouri and the rest of the United States.Jessica Tong | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2015
A Papal Perspective on Community
Pope Francis has made much news, in particular, because of his unique approach towards religious and non-religious communities around the world.Tony Farias | Swarthmore Peripateo | Fall 2013
Tolerance and Social Hope
Both the left and the right are unhappy with tolerance. No one wants to tolerate because that implies being loose with one’s values; no one wants to be tolerated because that means being regarded as deficient in some way.Jonathan Lin | Princeton Revisions |