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The Spirituality Of Immersion: Solidarity, Compassion, Relationship, Michael E. Lovette-Colyer May 2016

The Spirituality Of Immersion: Solidarity, Compassion, Relationship, Michael E. Lovette-Colyer

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education (EPiCHE)

While the term spirituality can be problematic, obscuring as much as revealing, immersion experiences cannot be understood fully without exploring the contours of what can only be described as spirituality. To the extent that they work, immersions effect change when they speak to the deepest longings of the heart. While manifesting in many different ways, the spirituality of immersion revolves around three major components: solidarity, compassion, and relationship. The spirituality of immersion is a developed relationality, a desire to enter into richer, wider, more expansive relationships with others, which naturally leads into deeper relationship with God.


Fearless Friday: Laila Mufty, Laila M. Mufty Apr 2016

Fearless Friday: Laila Mufty, Laila M. Mufty

SURGE

In today’s Fearless Friday, Surge would like to honor the work of Laila Mufty ‘18. Laila is a sophomore from the Bay Area in California and is majoring in Environmental Studies. Currently, she is one of the CPS Program Coordinators with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is the Immersion Project Leader for the New Orleans trip in May focused on the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast. In addition to her work with CPS, Laila participates in multiple cultural organizations on campus and has volunteered with El Centro, Painted Turtle Farm and Casa de la Cultura. Laila has also written ...


Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are Done With Church But Not Their Faith, Craighton T. Hippenhammer (Reviewer) Apr 2016

Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are Done With Church But Not Their Faith, Craighton T. Hippenhammer (Reviewer)

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

This is a sociological study written for church leaders that examines the phenomenon of mature Christians leaving the institutional church, who keeping their faith, look for alternatives to church, having become convinced that church as it exists is detrimental to their spiritual growth.


In God We Trust, Andrew C. Nosti Mar 2016

In God We Trust, Andrew C. Nosti

SURGE

Almost everywhere I turn I can hear someone saying, “America is a Christian nation!” likely yelled or grumbled with impressive, and sometimes concerning, aggression. I can’t go through a week without this phrase popping up, usually closely accompanied by the notion that America’s founding has roots in Christian principles. [excerpt]


Understanding Religious Leaders’ Motivations For And Perceptions Of Interfaith Collaboration, Michelle Hansmann Jan 2016

Understanding Religious Leaders’ Motivations For And Perceptions Of Interfaith Collaboration, Michelle Hansmann

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

This thesis presents the results of an exploratory study examining reasons why religious leaders participate in interfaith collaboration. I conducted in-depth interviews with religious congregational leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, in an attempt to identify their professional and personal motivations, and the organizational pressures influencing participation. Interfaith collaboration consists of intentional constructive cooperation and positive interactions among individuals or institutions of different religious traditions. Interfaith initiatives occur throughout the world at the local, national, and international level. Despite the growing increase in faith-based collaborations, there has been little research examining why religious leaders and congregations choose to participate ...


Faith In A Changing Planet: The Role Of Religious Leaders In The Fight For A Livable Climate, Morissa Zuckerman Jan 2016

Faith In A Changing Planet: The Role Of Religious Leaders In The Fight For A Livable Climate, Morissa Zuckerman

Pitzer Senior Theses

Progressive religious leaders are playing an increasingly important role in the effort to combat climate change. Through a combination of unstructured in-depth interviews and primary source analysis, this thesis highlights nine U.S. religious leaders from various denominations of Christianity, Judaism and Islam who are actively involved in working on climate issues. Drawing on literature in social movement theory, I explore how clergy are uniquely influential in climate issues because of the organizational advantage and moral authority they hold through their positions as religious leaders, granting them the ability to highlight social justice implications of climate change with distinctive legitimacy ...


The Transformative And Healing Powers Of Compassion, Forgiveness, And Wonder, Anna C. Eriksson-Marty Dec 2015

The Transformative And Healing Powers Of Compassion, Forgiveness, And Wonder, Anna C. Eriksson-Marty

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Since time immemorial, humankind has struggled to coexist peacefully together. As human beings, we strive on our relationships with each other and, yet, with actions of hatred and prejudice, we seem to consistently destroy those very relationships we value so deeply. Our current society is plagued by fear, which seems to run more rampant now – more than ever – with assistance of our rapidly evolving communication technology. The question must be asked, “How can we end this madness and heal ourselves into a kinder and more fulfilling future?” By providing up-to-date scientific research on the human emotions of compassion, forgiveness, wonder ...


Critical Introduction To The 1908 Transcription, Adam John Wagner Oct 2015

Critical Introduction To The 1908 Transcription, Adam John Wagner

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Walking Together: Living Fearlessly, Loving Boldy, Anna M. Malone Oct 2015

Walking Together: Living Fearlessly, Loving Boldy, Anna M. Malone

Student Publications

In this paper, I give an account of my capstone for the Religious Studies major. I tell about the research project-turned-applied-learning, and how my research as a Mellon Summer Scholar ’15 led me to start a prison ministry between Gettysburg students and the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex. I reflect on what I have done, how God has worked, and what I have learned. This is far from a typical research paper; then again, this was far from a typical research project.


The Children Of James And Martha Murdock Mcmillan, Cedarville University Jun 2015

The Children Of James And Martha Murdock Mcmillan, Cedarville University

Supplemental Material

No abstract provided.


Through A Glass Darkly: Defining Love In A Nation Of Tolerance, Jonathan T. Hogue May 2015

Through A Glass Darkly: Defining Love In A Nation Of Tolerance, Jonathan T. Hogue

Senior Honors Theses

This paper features an original one-act drama Through a Glass Darkly and analyzes its constructs and themes. The play, written in the contemporary style, depicts the tension between homosexuals and Christians in American culture through emphasizing the contrasting interpretations of love between both communities. It tells the story of Ben, a young gay man struggling to find fulfillment, whose new-found friendship with a Christian named Adam causes him to reevaluate his understanding of love. The play explores the variations of love in an attempt to not only answer what love truly means, but rather what form of love carries the ...


The Influence Of The Domestication Of Death And Communal Grieving In Nineteenth-Century Cedarville (1898), Kathy S. Roberts Apr 2015

The Influence Of The Domestication Of Death And Communal Grieving In Nineteenth-Century Cedarville (1898), Kathy S. Roberts

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Martha Mcmillan: Rewriting The Spanish-American War (1898), Bethany Miller Apr 2015

Martha Mcmillan: Rewriting The Spanish-American War (1898), Bethany Miller

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Martha Mcmillan And Victorian Periodicals And Poetry (1868), Adam J. Wagner Apr 2015

Martha Mcmillan And Victorian Periodicals And Poetry (1868), Adam J. Wagner

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Sheep Farming And Shearing (1874), Sara K. Bennett Apr 2015

Sheep Farming And Shearing (1874), Sara K. Bennett

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Observance Of The Sabbath (1888), Tabitha Mercy Dehart Apr 2015

Observance Of The Sabbath (1888), Tabitha Mercy Dehart

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Martha E. Mcmillan And Harriet Beecher Stowe’S House And Home Papers (1867), Michelle M. Wood Apr 2015

Martha E. Mcmillan And Harriet Beecher Stowe’S House And Home Papers (1867), Michelle M. Wood

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


The Macmillan Journals: A Place To Comment And Space To Gain Intellectual Agency (1894), Austin C. Becton Apr 2015

The Macmillan Journals: A Place To Comment And Space To Gain Intellectual Agency (1894), Austin C. Becton

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


The Journals Of Martha E. Mcmillan, Michelle M. Wood Apr 2015

The Journals Of Martha E. Mcmillan, Michelle M. Wood

Supplemental Material

This document is a compilation of the transcriptions and research done by the instructor and students of the American Women Writer's course at Cedarville University during spring semester 2015.


Monmouth College And Martha Mcmillan (1894), Allison N. Jensen Apr 2015

Monmouth College And Martha Mcmillan (1894), Allison N. Jensen

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Historical Analysis: Wctu (1899), Victoria E. Krus Apr 2015

Historical Analysis: Wctu (1899), Victoria E. Krus

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Understanding Martha In Light Of Nineteenth-Century Womanhood Ideals (1900), Courtney Raymond Apr 2015

Understanding Martha In Light Of Nineteenth-Century Womanhood Ideals (1900), Courtney Raymond

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


California Trip (1904), Michael J. Newman Apr 2015

California Trip (1904), Michael J. Newman

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Cancer Treatment During Martha Mcmillan's Time (1913), Taylor L. Stephens Apr 2015

Cancer Treatment During Martha Mcmillan's Time (1913), Taylor L. Stephens

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Lighting Young Lights: The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program In Samoa, Nicholas Muccio Dec 2014

Lighting Young Lights: The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program In Samoa, Nicholas Muccio

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP) is a program inspired by the Baha’i Faith offered all around the world to those between the ages of 12 and 15. Due to its widespread implementation, it is likely that the practice of the program is in accordance with the cultural norms of the society in which it is practiced. The present study examines influences that the JYSEP has had on Samoan culture, and the influences that Samoan culture has had on the JYSEP. It has been found that the major values of the program are not in agreement with the ...


Learning How To Fly The Intersectionality Of Religion, Culture And Gender Of The Samoan Baha’I Community, Detmer Yens Kremer Dec 2014

Learning How To Fly The Intersectionality Of Religion, Culture And Gender Of The Samoan Baha’I Community, Detmer Yens Kremer

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Samoan Baha’i community balances their multiple identities in a society where they are a minority. Their cultural, religious and gender identities are all essential to their expressions as human beings, and this research aims to explore how Samoan Baha’i reconcile their multiplicity of identities. Information was gathered through a wide range of primary and secondary resources consisting of interviews, other forms of personal communications and participatory observation. An expansion of the notion of intersectionality in a Pacific context contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of cultural change, globalization and social justice. As the Baha’i religion does ...


Seek Justice, Encourage The Oppressed, Abby M. Foreman Oct 2014

Seek Justice, Encourage The Oppressed, Abby M. Foreman

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Many of us can easily be convicted to be compassionate in these ways; to give food, money, clothing and even our time. We know that we are doing what God calls us to. But is this all that God is calling us to in our response to the poor and vulnerable?"

Posting about poverty and justice from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/seek-justice-encourage-the-oppressed/


The Diaries Of Martha Mcmillan, 1867-1913: Volume Notes, Rankin Macmillan, Lenora Skinnell Macmillan, Lynn A. Brock Jun 2014

The Diaries Of Martha Mcmillan, 1867-1913: Volume Notes, Rankin Macmillan, Lenora Skinnell Macmillan, Lynn A. Brock

Supplemental Material

No abstract provided.


Fearless Friday: Aidan Caravana, Aidan C. Caravana Apr 2014

Fearless Friday: Aidan Caravana, Aidan C. Caravana

SURGE

Fearlessly creating a welcoming environment for students to learn more about Buddhism, spirituality, and meditation while also raising awareness for international social justice issues about which he’s passionate, Aidan Caravana ’14 helps students learn more about themselves and more about the world.

Aidan studied abroad last year in Nepal and while he was there, he was exposed to the political, cultural, and societal issues surrounding Tibet’s relationship with China and Nepal. “I started getting involved with groups on campus like Amnesty International after I came back from Nepal because it was a really eye-opening experience for me. When ...


Faith-Based Foundations Of Social Justice: Where Learning And Life Converge, Lindsey C. Neimo Apr 2014

Faith-Based Foundations Of Social Justice: Where Learning And Life Converge, Lindsey C. Neimo

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Are people inherently good? This philosophical question has been contested in courtrooms and classrooms throughout the centuries as people try to determine true human nature. Worldly conflicts which result in homelessness, starvation, and wars challenge the goodness of humanity. Amid all of these difficult life situations, individuals, non-profits and religious organizations try to make a positive difference by changing the human condition for the better. These actions, commonly referred to as social justice, exist worldwide but are found most predominantly within religious communities.

My honors thesis will be looking specifically at Jewish and Catholic religious institutions and their rooted beliefs ...