Where’s the Beef? The (A)politics of Cow Vigilantism

From how I see it, the Dalit community is making a statement by wanting to renounce the Hindu religion in large numbers. It is a way of saying, if being Hindu means marginalizing people based on ancestral jobs and societal bounds one cannot break out of, then we don’t want to be Hindu.

Black Christians and Donald Trump

Although Donald Trump has had success connecting with white evangelicals, Amanda Robbins (Elizabethtown College '17)  looks at the disconnect between Donald Trump and black Christian voters. This is the second issue in our second volume on the Bible and Race in the USA. You can see the first volume here. The world is watching as the United States presidential … Continue reading Black Christians and Donald Trump

Advocating for Donald Trump: Falwell, Liberty, and the Bible in Modern Society

As the 2016 US Presidential election continues to heat up, pundits are paying increased attention to the Bible and politics. However, the most telling moments are not who gets the Bible right -chapter and verse- but who is reading between the lines. Sophomore Jessica Loving reflected on this sort of reading for her final paper in Dr. Richard Newton’s Introduction to New Testament class at Elizabethtown College.

Strife with Uighurs Fueled by the Mandate of Heaven?

In this piece, Samantha Mundorff theorizes about the conflict around the Chinese Muslim population known as the Uighurs. She theorizes how ancient Chinese political philosophy may inform the contemporary state’s policy on the minority group.

Privilege Beyond the Surface

When we tell an individual to “check your privilege,” we are in fact, putting ourselves in a position of power. It is as if our knowledge of their perceived privilege removes us from having any role within this system—enabling us to judge them.