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Ideas & Creations Blog

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    Building Community

    Division seems to be an unfortunate feature of human communities. In this article, Professor Kopf discusses the reasons why and what we can do about it.

  • Rob Shedinger

    A Failure of Nerve in the Dialogue on Science and Religion

    In this post, Professor Shedinger talks about a recent meeting experience where critical dialogue should have taken place (between science, ethics, and religion), but didn't. After some reflection, he concludes that those conversations are what a liberal arts education is all about.

  • A photo from a Pete Buttigieg house conversation event.

    Political Discussions 101

    Many of us often enter a political conversation with a one-sided approach. In this article, Professor Emeritus Paul Gardner presents helpful insights and skills to make these conversations more possible and productive.

  • Peace

    Justice, Forgiveness, and Health

    In this post, professor Loren Toussaint discusses justice, forgiveness, and health in relation to the recent shooting and killing of an unarmed man by a former Dallas, Texas police officer.

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