Archive for January, 2013

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday In Chicago” from Huffington Post

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

On his 84th birthday, political and religious leaders in Chicago gathered to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on civil rights.

Sticks and Stones

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

By Tahseen Khaleel
Interfaith Companion, Campus Ministry

A few months ago, a teenager who attended the same mosque I did back home was arrested on charges of terrorism. Our community was rocked by the arrest. The boy’s parents were distraught. Our community imam and alumni of the Islamic school the teenager attended lamented how the actions of a few misguided individuals continue to undermine the best intentions of the rest of Muslims in America. But what really disheartened me were the responses of the boy’s peers. They’d shake their heads and say, ‘Stupid kid had it coming’…

The Democratization of Capital

Posted on: January 16th, 2013

By Ron Grzywinski
Alumnus in Residence for the Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives &
Visiting Scholar with the Center for Urban Research and Learning

Until recently the world shared an unspoken but ancient belief that bankers should be revered as a secular priesthood that ministers to capitalism, a new universal religion…