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The eight-year Syrian conflict

The eight-year Syrian conflict

Why did the U.S. strike Syria?By Abigail Roberts | Contributor On April 14, the U.S., U.K. and France carried out missile strikes on three sites associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. This move was in response to the recent chemical attack in Douma, Syria, a week earlier in […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Why I chose to delete social media

Why I chose to delete social media

The downsides of online communicationBy Katherine Upton | Contributor When I chose to delete my primary social media accounts a few months ago, I was surprised by the amount of people who criticized my decision to “unplug.” Even more so, I was surprised at how many of those critics were […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Rice Bell Tower burns out

Rice Bell Tower burns out

The light no longer shinesBy Donna Downs | Faculty Contributor Up beyond the village border, Pointing in the air, Stands her tower seen far distant When the day is fair. (Taylor School Song) Perhaps the only phrase heard more at Taylor University than “intentional community” is “integration of faith and […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Christ-centered environmental action

Christ-centered environmental action

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22By Philip Grabowski | Faculty Contributor As Earth Day approaches, three questions arise: What real impact do we really have on the environment? What responsibility do we have to change that? And, how should Christians address our stewardship responsibility? Evangelicals have largely neglected the […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The complexity of objectivity

The complexity of objectivity

Student reflects on Israel-Palestine conflictBy Annabelle Blair | Contributor Last October, I paid $620 to reserve my spot as one of 29 journalism and media students traveling to Israel. On Dec. 6, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protests broke out in Palestinian territories, and an Israeli […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Friday the 13th helps us re-examine superstitions

Friday the 13th helps us re-examine superstitions

Our ViewBy Editorial Board | Echo Black cats, the number 13, spilled salt. These are just a few superstitions that people seem to have. But where do superstitions come from? Professor of Anthropology Robert J. Priest observed the Aguaruna peoples of northern Peru, a subgroup of Jivaro peoples, and their […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Dance is a form of worship in Sufism

Dance is a form of worship in Sufism

Sufis are often misunderstoodBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor Have you ever seen photos or heard stories of twirling men with tall white hats and whirling white skirts? Sufism, a spiritual dimension of Islam, has faced discrimination, neglect and disparagement from both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Although to the onlooker Sufi […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Refocusing missions locally

Refocusing missions locally

Our ViewBy Editorial Board | Echo All kinds of missions experiences can be meaningful. Nevertheless, there is a disconnect if we fail to recognize the importance of local, long-term missions. What did you do over spring break? One hundred twenty members of the Taylor community went on Taylor World Outreach-sponsored […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Why ‘March for Our Lives’?

Why ‘March for Our Lives’?

Demonstration draws 800,000 to D.C.By Tiffany Rogers | Contributor On Feb. 14, 2018, in 2017’s “Florida’s Safest Town,” 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 14 students and three faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD). In six minutes and 20 seconds, with an AR–15, the community of Parkland — […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Here is most of the founding team of Constructing Our Future, posing for a group photo inside the Indiana Women’s Prison. (Photograph provided by Andrew Falk)

Constructing a better future

Re-entry program gaining momentum in IndyBy: Andrew Hoff | Echo The American criminal justice system is highly ineffective. According to the National Institute of Justice, within three years of release, 67.8 percent of formerly-incarcerated people were rearrested, either breaking their parole or committing new crimes. After five years, the rate increases to […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials