Meditations on the Xavier experience

By: Ayana Rowe ~Outgoing Head Copy Editor~ By now we all know the things people say about college: This is your chance to figure out who you want to be for the rest of your life. All you have to do is pick the perfect major, apply yourself in class, meet amazing people and walk across the stage at graduation having completed the best years of your life. I’m not telling you these things won’t happen, but if my four years are any indicator, college is not nearly as neat and tidy as people will have you believe. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t … Continue reading Meditations on the Xavier experience

‘Why We Stay’ merges faith and feminism

By: Ayana Rowe ~Head Copy Editor~ Before a crowd of more than 100 members of the Xavier and surrounding communities, six women representing the three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – explained why they remain faithful. “Why We Stay,” a four-hour symposium, gave feminists the opportunity to explore how faith and feminism work together. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, the Xavier department of theology, Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and others hosted this interfaith event. Nostra Aetate is a document first published in October 1965 that established better relations … Continue reading ‘Why We Stay’ merges faith and feminism