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Rob Shedinger

Colin Kaepernick's patriotism

Taking on a nationally divisive topic, Professor Shedinger asks us to re-envision 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem as an act of patriotism.

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FRS 2016

Luther presents Faculty Research Symposium

Celebrating the wide range of creative and scholarly pursuits among Luther's faculty and staff, Luther College is hosting the fourth annual Faculty Research Symposium, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.

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Gereon Kopf, Luther College professor of religion

A sort of homecoming

As Homecoming rapidly approaches, Professor Kopf explores what it means "to come home" and why it takes trust and faith to do so.

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Guy Nave, Luther College professor of religion

Justice is not a zero-sum game

Guy Nave explains the "zero-sum fallacy"—the belief that all resources are fixed and limited, therefore, one person's gain is always another person's loss, and how when it comes to justice... more justice for one, is more justice for all.

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Cast of Spotlight.

Religion department to present religion forum Oct. 25

The Religion department will show the Academy Award winning film, "Spotlight," from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Olin room 102. A discussion led by religion department faculty will follow the showing of the film. "Spotlight" is the compelling true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that challenged and uprooted one of the world's oldest and most trusted religious institutions.

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Guy Nave, Luther College professor of religion

Make America Great AGAIN?

In response to Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," Professor Guy Nave asks at what point during America's 250-year history of slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, segregation, anti-Civil Rights violence and other sundry forms of racialized violence and discrimination was America "great."

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Steve Downs teaser

'Tribal Justice and the Erosion of Civil Rights: How Scapegoating Muslims Threatens Us All'

Tribalists who advocate for their tribal interests and try to bully other tribes into becoming subservient are increasingly dominating public discourse. Steve Downs, attorney at law, will reflect on the question of who speaks for the common good and what the role of religion is when religions themselves act like tribes in his lecture titled, "Tribal Justice and the Erosion of Civil Rights: How Scapegoating Muslims Threatens Us All," at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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