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Interfaith event celebrates religion, culture

Anna Gamez, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

The Interfaith Art and Spring Open House was open to members of the Guilford community on Wednesday, April 11, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hut. The event featured a henna booth, a picnic table filled with art supplies, international music and Mediterranean food provided by Nazareth Bread. Interfaith...

Guilford College News in Brief

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Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

April 6, 2018

Mylène Dressler wins book award Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Mylène Dressler is the 2018 winner of the is Book Pipeline award for her latest novel, “The Last To See Me.” The Book Pipeline award is a $10,000 prize intended to get winning books on the fast track to film a...

Black Theology panel gives new perspective on Faith

Ayah Khalifa (left), Rev. Brandon Wrencher, Casey Thomas and Rev. Mykal Slack spoke as panelists at the Black Power/Black Theology event in the Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2018.//Photo by Julia Martins de Sa/The Guilfordian

Jonah Selom, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

On Thursday, Feb. 8, Guilford community members gathered for a panel on black theology. Panelists included board member of the Renaissance Community Cooperative Casey Thomas ’10, University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduate Ayah Khalifa, vice chair of the Justice and Reconciliation Team in...

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Reza Aslan answers an audience member’s question at the Bryan Series in Dana Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.//Photo by Abigail Bekele/The Guilfordian

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

“When you’re an immigrant, ‘I want to be a writer’ is not something you tell your parents who basically gave up everything to come here,” said Reza Aslan, author and religious studies scholar, to a laughing audience. “I told my mom what I wanted to do with my life was write, and she said,...

Religion extremism leads to conflicts in Iraq

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

The Middle East and North Africa are home to some of the world’s most dangerous and turbulent conflicts. According to a Pew Research Center study drawing on information from 2014, the medium level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times greater than...

In response to five common misconceptions about atheism

Walter Hassell, Guest Writer

November 13, 2015

Atheists are the least trusted minority in America today. What, you were thinking of a different group? If so, that isn’t surprising, given that there has been great pushback (as there should be) against negative attitudes towards Muslims, members of the LGBT community and immigrants. However,...

Arrest of Texas student sparks debate

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought the clock he had made to school, he was trying to impress one of his teachers. He had no idea it would lead to him getting suspended, detained by law enforcement on charges of a hoax bomb and only a few days later, placed at the center of the nation’s attention. Mohamed...

Letter to the editor: A response to discussion of K. Renato Lings’ ‘Love Lost in Translation’

Jeffrey R. Ray, Guest Writer

November 21, 2014

In the Hut on Nov. 10, students sat down with the author of “Love Lost in Translation,” K. Renato Lings. I very much enjoyed hearing that what I was told when I was younger were lies. God does love you, even if you are gay. Apparently, when the Bible gets translated, it goes through changes each...

Campus religious and spiritual groups create welcoming home for students

Nellie Vinograd, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

At a Quaker school, it can seem like religion is everywhere. The Hut is always brimming with meetings and different groups constantly hosting events on campus. And yet, in day-to-day life, most students prioritize other needs before their own spirituality. Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 16–22, was...