‘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

Bellarmine to host live Papal broadcast

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University will be holding a Circle of Solidarity Ceremony to help excite the students for the livestreaming of Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress on Sept. 23. Pope Francis will address Congress for the first time in history the morning of Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. More than 2 million people will watch the address, and Xavier’s Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) wants students to be a part of that number. “That is what we are kind of getting excited about,” Gillian Ahlgren, professor of theology and founding director of the … Continue reading Bellarmine to host live Papal broadcast