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Practicing Our Ideals: How the Interfaith Campus Can Restore Civil Discourse

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Claire Noonan, Dominican University's vice president of mission and ministry, published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education an opinion piece about how the university's interfaith initiatives promote civil discourse during a challenging time in our national history.

According to Noonan, while institutions of higher education cannot offer a reprieve from the brutal tenor of current national public discourse, they can participate in the creation of a more just and humane campus by providing students with supportive experiences and provocative encounters. 

"Our students cannot opt out of grappling with differences of opionion or identity. It is our great opportunity and tremendous privilege to help them craft respectful and enriching relationships during their college experiences," she said.

​You can read the entire op-ed here