Gender, identity explored

According to Jenell Williams Paris, professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, social scientists and anthropologists are interested in people and how they live, despite the different views and questions that arise among and around them. On April 27, Paris opened the discussion on gender and identity from an anthropological perspective at the […]

Panel pushes for a ‘mission-in’ approach to reconciliation on Seattle Pacific campus

Junior Arly Quillin sees a problem at Seattle Pacific University. Although she says SPU emphasizes reconciliation, Quillim notes a common disconnect among students that leaves some feeling like outsiders. She calls it the SPU bubble. “I’m wondering how we can connect our own students in a way to try and create reconciliation among our campus,” […]

Two Falcons soar as post-season begins

The post-season for Seattle Pacific women’s track and field team officially began on April 27 with the GNAC multi-event championships in Lacey, Washington, at Saint Martin’s University. The Falcons came in with high hopes that their two competing athletes would earn the team points toward the conference championships. “We are officially in championship season,” head […]

Defining Christian identity separately

For Gladys Mwiti and other international scholars, a Christian identity must transcend ethnic identity through steadfast and conscious effort. It is in Christ, Mwiti believes, that even those from “dismembered continents,” can rise above what is broken, be transformed and become healers among their own people. “I believe that before we can become men and […]

Dehumanization the root of conflict, unrest

Vision for reconciled community without victimization, hatred Salim Munayer envisions a reconciled community where dehumanization and victimization do not exist. Munayer is the director of Musalaha reconciliation ministry in Israel and Palestine and an instructor at Bethlehem and Galilee Bible College in Jerusalem, Israel. Munayer, along with Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies Brenda Salter McNeil […]