On one of my last days as a high school religion teacher, I walked into the classroom and began by asking the students if they had any questions on the previous night’s homework. One of […]
College students represent one of the most powerful demographics in the United States and Catholicism is the one of the largest religious traditions among college-age students in the country. A mobilized movement of this demographic could have a transformative impact on higher education, on the church, and social issues around the world. The time is now for a renewed student movement.
It begins when I hear a new story of sexual violence. I become angry; I join the outcry of other advocates. I listen to administrative grandstanding, I want to believe in the promises made. I […]
For the past year, I have served my campus community as a deputy coordinator in the university’s process for adjudicating Title IX complaints. Sexual violence falls under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 […]
By Megan McCabe Thanks largely to the efforts of survivors-turned-activists Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, the founders of End Rape on Campus, sexual assault on campus has moved to the center of public and political debate. […]
A year ago I attended a conference on “The Idea of the Catholic College.” It had everything one hopes to encounter at an academic conference: vibrant participants, nuanced presentations, and fruitful conversations on a variety […]
By Bridget O’Brien
I am a human adult, living in the United States, with female and male friends and loved ones. One in six US women and one in 33 US men is a survivor of rape or attempted rape.
I am a resident minister, living and working in a women’s undergraduate residence hall. One in five female college students has been sexually assaulted during their undergraduate years.
For the feast day of St. Ignatius (July 31st), founder of the Society of Jesus (or Jesuits), I’d like to consider the Ignatian character of campus ministry, particularly in the way it is conducted on many Catholic […]
By John DeCostanza, Jr. On this date 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Alabama State House in Montgomery and addressed a crowd of 25,000 who had assembled […]
Thanks to the posts so far this week for helping to stimulate my thoughts on this – Kat Greiner for providing an overview of the history of Catholic higher education in the United States, and […]