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Light Beyond Violence

Light Beyond Violence

February 1, 2016

When he first encountered the work of Cormac McCarthy as a college student in the mid-'90s, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies Matthew Potts became spellbound by the novelist, whose dark and violent narratives have led readers deep into history (Blood Meridian) and forward into a post-apocalyptic future (The Road).

Hate Draws A Forceful Response

Hate Draws A Forceful Response

January 29, 2016

On Aug. 5, 2012, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., and started shooting. The story of that horror, and the healing that came after, is the focus of a short documentary, "Waking in Oak Creek."

Battling Religious Illiteracy

Battling Religious Illiteracy

November 5, 2015

Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, discusses the worldwide erosion of pluralism when it comes to respecting beliefs.

Angela Thurston combines art and spirit to leaven twenty-first-century community

Circles Rise Together

September 1, 2015

Angie Thurston grew up acting, writing, and making visual art in Boulder, Colorado. So, when she came to Brown University as an undergraduate, she was thrilled to study with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. But while she learned a lot about art from Vogel, she says that she learned even more about community.

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