Photo by Arin DeGroffImmigrants, aliens, strangers, refugees and foreigners. The Abrahamic holy books — the Christian Bible, the Hebrew Bible and the Quran — repeatedly identify these people as historically oppressed and vulnerable groups who believers should treat with compassion and respect.Today, followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam advocate for … [Read more...] about Churches, Synagogues And Mosques Advocate For Immigration Reform
Photo by Cecily BreedingDear Reader,Faith is all around us. It affects Netflix binges, global geopolitics, meme culture and, of course, education. Pepperdine stakes its identity in the idea that education isolated from faith is incomplete. Now, scholars and critics increasingly realize that the sequestration of values from education makes for a fragmented worldview. Deep … [Read more...] about Faith Edition: Letter From The Editor
Photo by Katrina WarmeI was sound asleep when I was abruptly awakened by the pleasant voice of the flight attendant announcing our descent. I pushed the window cover up, and I saw the promised land for the first time with my own eyes. This was the land I was told flowed with milk and honey. There were palm trees and a mountain range that seemed to guide the plane to the landing … [Read more...] about You Are, Indeed, A Child Of God
Photos by Megan WonSince being immersed in Christian culture at Pepperdine, Muslim students reflected on the shifts in their faith and the changes in their perceptions of religion. Seniors Mashaer Alyami and Latifa AlSaud from Saudi Arabia and junior Khalid Alabdulrazzaq from Kuwait said it is easy to have faith in something when there is a support group to help you sustain it. … [Read more...] about What Is It Like To Be A Muslim At Pepperdine?
Photos by Kelly RodriguezFor any faith-centered person, going abroad can be a shock to religious habits. One moment you’re singing at your Sunday morning church service; the next you’re walking around a foreign city on a Sunday morning wondering whether you should be at church at all. After renewing my faith in Jesus during my first year at Pepperdine, I was off to … [Read more...] about Notes From The Underground: One Student Navigates Her Faith Within The Christian Undercurrent Of Shanghai