If faith ignites violence, only balance can be the answer

If faith ignites violence, only balance can be the answer

Almost 3,000 people died on 9/11. An estimated 1.7 million‌ people died in the Crusades. And between 3-11.5 million people died in the Thirty Years’ War. These are just a drop in the flood of religious conflicts that have resulted in high death tolls. In an effort to understand how religion is misused and exploited, MSU […]

MSU students invited to explore faith and violence

MSU students invited to explore faith and violence

At their core, most religions are built on foundations that faith will be rewarded with positives like peace, love and unity. Yet, the world’s history is filled with people who have used their beliefs to justify heinous acts toward religions different from their own. In an attempt to understand why this happens and what we […]

Interactive exhibit, a small taste of refugee suffering

Interactive exhibit, a small taste of refugee suffering

If you had 30 seconds to grab five essential items and knew you might never return home and faced a long journey ahead, what would you choose? Fleeing war, disaster and persecution, over 65.6 million people in other countries who fled their homes faced this dilemma. Traveling exhibition Forced From Home posed this question to […]

Hellzapoppin Circus brings power cords and swords

Hellzapoppin Circus brings power cords and swords

The intense beat of punk rock songs like “Killing Strangers,” “Shut Me Up” and “Black Betty” filled Summit Music Hall at a level that vibrated the floor and coursed through the body. The music amped the scenes on stage as one performer slid a 37-inch sword down her throat and another devoured a handful of […]

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