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Honor's Investigation Into Lgbt-Catholic Intersections Of Identity In A Midwestern College Town Parish, Benjamin T. Spick Apr 2016

Honor's Investigation Into Lgbt-Catholic Intersections Of Identity In A Midwestern College Town Parish, Benjamin T. Spick

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

This pilot study seeks to investigate the intersections of LGBT and Catholic identities by analyzing the discourse of members of a gay-straight alliance in a Midwestern parish. The goal was to understand what teachings or practices they referenced. Key questions concerned why those teachings/practices were important; where those teachings/practices came from; and how those teachings/practices are used by different people in different ways. Interviews with three informants were conducted, and data pertaining to individuals' ideologies, worldviews, practices, etc. were compared with each other and with data collected from secondary sources.


Considering Conscience-Development Among Lgbt And Allied Catholics, Benjamin T. Spick Apr 2016

Considering Conscience-Development Among Lgbt And Allied Catholics, Benjamin T. Spick

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

This presentation explores the role which the development and cultivation of conscience plays in the lived experiences of LGBT and allied Catholics. In conversations with informants for past and current projects, the theological notion of “primacy of conscience” – that is, an individual has the moral obligation to follow their informed conscience in making judgments or decisions – emerged as a key explanation for their championing of LGBT issues as Roman Catholics. This presentation will also reflect on the outcomes, potential, and limitations in laying groundwork for further study of this topic. In so concluding, it will also touch on some identifiable ...


The Odd One Out, Jessica Tull, Mitchell Yoon, Isaac Biehl Jul 2015

The Odd One Out, Jessica Tull, Mitchell Yoon, Isaac Biehl

Ethos

I looked in disbelief at the kid who’d just snatched my backpack. I’d known him since fi rst grade, and he’d earned his reputation as a cocky prankster. We were 13 now. But we were friends, classmates… Scholars’ Bowl teammates, for Pete’s sake. Th is was a joke, surely. “Say it! Or your backpack’s going in the highway.” He mock-threw it toward the 5 p.m. traffi c in front of our high school, and I lunged for it, grabbing a strap. We wrestled over the $10 Wal-Mart bag for a few moments before he ...


Preaching Acceptance, Nicole Presley, Madison Jerde, Liz Zabel May 2015

Preaching Acceptance, Nicole Presley, Madison Jerde, Liz Zabel

Ethos

Jon Page, a minister at the United Church of Christ, first realized he was gay at the age of 11 or 12. He tried talking to a priest about it since his parents weren’t interested in discussing it. The priest then gave him a website address that promoted the “ex-gay” movement. The website listed some of the reasons why its creators thought he was gay: you had too many girl friends when you were younger; you didn’t go out and play enough sports; you were too close to your mother; you are too feminine, not manly enough.


Toward Inclusive Understanding And Practice Of Diversity: Directions For Accommodating Muslim And Other Religious Minoritized Students On University Campuses, Neivin M. Shalabi Jan 2014

Toward Inclusive Understanding And Practice Of Diversity: Directions For Accommodating Muslim And Other Religious Minoritized Students On University Campuses, Neivin M. Shalabi

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Campus diversity efforts are central to a growing number of institutions of higher education. In spite of the inclusive connotation of the term, race takes precedence over other components of diversity. The emphasis on race can be understood in light of the unfortunate history of slavery and excessive injustices experienced by African Americans and other racial minorities in the U.S. Yet, there is a critical need to embrace a broader range of social identities if diversity efforts are intended to promote social justice for various minoritized groups. This article calls attention to religion as an overlooked component of diversity ...