Post Tagged with: "dialogue"

Interreligious Dialogue Key After Charlottesville, Religious Leaders Say

Open dialogue and intercultural engagement can mend social flaws exposed by last month’s events in Charlottesville, Va., argued campus religious leaders at a series of panels hosted in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. Charlottesville was the scene of violent confrontations early August, where a planned white nationalist rally opposing the removal[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
VIEWPOINT: Affirm Life Above Discord

VIEWPOINT: Affirm Life Above Discord

Each year, Georgetown Right to Life, a group on campus that opposes abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty, among other issues that threaten the value of human life, hosts Life Week in the spring. Although it was a pleasure to coordinate this year’s Life Week as the group’s vice president,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Solutions Through Dialogue

The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States elicited a gamut of emotions in Americans ranging from elation to apprehension. Yet one sentiment was common to both those who adore and detest our nation’s next leader—uncertainty. Predicated upon populism and opposition to corrupt elitism,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Debate Over Division

Georgetown students and community members this week had an unprecedented opportunity to engage deeply with issues of reproductive justice and Catholic teachings on life. Following the Georgetown University Lecture Fund’s invitation to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, numerous Catholic and anti-abortion organizations demonstrated against what they viewed as a disregard[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Choices We Carry

The Choices We Carry

It has been eight months and 15 days since it happened and I still cannot say the word out loud. Even typing it out feels strange. Not because it is painful or difficult, but because I do not identify with it. To say “I had an abortion” would feel inaccurate[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 25 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Bring the Board to Students’ Level

The Georgetown University board of directors consists of extraordinarily influential and accomplished figures in various fields and accords. This 38-person group has the final say on any significant decision made for the Georgetown University community — from tuition, to the campus plan, to whether our endowment should be divested from[Read More…]

What Are We Waiting For?

For most Americans, election years promise spirited debate, embarrassing gaffes and plenty of fresh material for late-night comics. For me, and for other Muslims across the country, election years promise sideways glances, scapegoating and pervasive Islamophobia. Last December, Georgetown made headlines by hosting an “Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity.” Members of[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Finding My Place in Red Square

I remember reading about the events at The University of Missouri a few days ago. I knew they had made national news, but the issues did not pique my interest until the waves made in Missouri began to leak onto the Georgetown campus. It was around 2:30 a.m. and I[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

End The Stigma, Start The Dialogue

My story is all too common, but unfortunately, it is rarely discussed. In the spring of 2015, my workload was unprecedented. As a junior pre-med, I was taking physics, biochemistry, Spanish and philosophy, conducting lab research and studying for the MCAT. I was overwhelmed, stressed and slipping back into a[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Kindling the Fire

Last Wednesday, the Office of the Provost sent an email urging students to attend a series of events called “Ignite the Dream,” an initiative that aims to facilitate a conversation about race, equality and systems of oppression — an especially pertinent set of issues since the coverage of Michael Brown’s[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top