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
Standing United: A Rhetoric Major’s Reflection
Although nothing is necessarily wrong with standing against something that is wrong, the implications of the word “against” reiterates the divided and polarizing environment we are looking to transcend.Victoria Lai | UC Berkeley TAUG | Fall 2017
An Interview with Professor John Inazu
"Well, I think of pluralism in two ways: one is a descriptive fact about the world: we have deep and irresolvable differences between us, and so the question is, what do we do with them?"Washington University in St. Louis Kairos Staff | Washington University in St. Louis Kairos | 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
Nonviolent Action and the Revolution of the Cross
In fact, in line with this trend of “questioning institutions”, MIT has recently announced a $250,000 award to further encourage “extraordinary civil, non-violent disobedience for the benefit of society.” But why is this all happening?Matthew Chun | MIT et Spiritus | Spring 2017
Death and Darwinism: A Patristic Approach
The Fall is the means by which Christian theology accounts for the disparity between the purported character of God and the tragic state of our world.Christopher Iacovetti | The Wheaton Pub | Fall 2015