Guatemala: Reflecting on 10 years of service

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Wrapping up their 10th year providing healthcare to people in Guatemala, Xavier students and staff can reflect on what they’ve done and what still needs to be accomplished. A decade ago, Executive Director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement Rabbi Abie Ingber entered a 10-year moral compact with a small community in Guatemala. The goal was to provide every single home with filtered water, as well as a clinic providing health care. The annual trip will now shift its focus to a different community, but Ingber and his students want their work in the original … Continue reading Guatemala: Reflecting on 10 years of service

CFJ hosts ‘Understanding ISIS’ discussion

By: Tatum Hunter ~Editor-in-Chief~ The same week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines for demanding that the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the country, two Xavier organizations hosted a talk on how to combat Islamophobia through education. Students for an Informed Society (SFAIS) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) partnered to hold “Understanding ISIS,” a discussion on terrorism and the narratives that surround it. About 40 students, faculty and staff members gathered in the CFJ on Monday for the presentation led by Dr. Waleed El-Ansary of the theology department, Dr. Anas Malik of the political science department and Shakila … Continue reading CFJ hosts ‘Understanding ISIS’ discussion