mcgill-university-main-quad-1400133-1278x956

Trumpism is a wake-up call to the Academy

It’s time to wake up . . . We have to fight against propaganda and crackpot conspiracy theories. We have to fight isolationism, protectionism and nativism. We have to defeat those who would worsen our divisions. We have to remind our sons and daughters that we became the most powerful nation on earth by tearing [...]

jerusalem-3-1442140-1280x960

Divided Jerusalem

Donald Trump’s projected proposal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been resoundingly rejected by the United Nations General Assembly in spite of Trump’s bullying tactics to cut off American aid to those countries which did not follow his lead.

Processed by: Helicon Filter;

The Night Santa Came to Church

When the parish newsletter announced that Santa Claus would be visiting our church on Christmas Eve, I was not amused. He would not be participating in the actual liturgy. In fact, he would not be in the sanctuary at all but rather in the Great Hall following the early service—a time geared for families with [...]

Logo for Westar Institute

Westar Institute Condemns Trump’s Dissemination of Propaganda and Hate Speech

The latest in incendiary hate speech to come from the twitter account of President Donald Trump are retweets of three anti-Muslim videos from Britain First, a far-right, nationalist political party in the UK. The videos are unverified propaganda, and one appears to be an outright hoax. After Trump’s tweets, Britain First Deputy Leader Jayda Fransen [...]

"'m not sure to which category this old Bible (not KJV), belongs, but it was stiffly open to Joshua 18. I left it in its place, untouched, took only this photograph." -Photographer Patrick Feller

Westar Institute Stands Against Biblical Appropriation Used in Defense of Sexual Assault

In a culture that increasingly equates the voice of a few on the “religious right” with the voices of all American Christians, Westar Institute finds it necessary to state unequivocally that the misappropriation of Biblical stories to support and defend oppressors and predators with little or no regard of context or historical learning is counter [...]