Pursuing Unity in Diversity
Instead of ignoring the reality of our physical differences and the history of oppression and racism caused by these differences, my hope is that awareness of our common misperceptions about race can be the first step in recognizing and understanding what racism itself is and how we can combat it.Grace Liu | The Vanderbilt Synesis | Fall 2018
Discerning Fact from Fiction: Christianity’s Middle Eastern Heritage
First, the Western-Christian imagination has in many ways hijacked the Jesus story, and changed it into a distinctly Western narrative that deviates from the history and truth of the real biblical setting.Sharidan Russell | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2016
Spanish Mass at Harvard
I imagine there are other bilingual students at Harvard who experience these same discouragements at worship services for other faiths. However, this investigation will focus particularly on the experience of Spanish-speaking Catholics.Marina Spinelli | The Harvard Ichthus | 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
Demythologizing Protestant Christianity’s Relationship with Nazi Germany
It is important to realize that the racial anti-Semitism which characterized Nazi Germany was not an invention of the National Socialists, but rather a radicalization of many social and religious factors which predated Hitler’s rise to power.Rebecca Ito | The Wheaton Pub | Fall 2016
Who Are the Middle Eastern Christians?
Westerners’ broad concern for Middle Eastern Christians was and is well intentioned, but poorly informed, in part due to apathy and in part due to the lack of resources on the subject.Christian Šidák | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2016
Christianity and Culture
How can I preserve my cultural heritage – steeped in ancestral worship, astrology, and polytheism – when it sometimes conflicts with my spiritual beliefs?Emily Lau | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Spring 2016 (blog)
How Does God View Ethnicity?
Since the concept of ethnicity is of human construction, I do wonder: does God see ethnicity?Elizabeth Jean-Marie | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Fall 2014