Responses to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown have mostly been split down party lines. But on evangelical Christian college campuses across America, demonstrations and protests have sprung up that would seem to defy conventional wisdom about the religious right. Students at campuses like Seattle Pacific University and Westmont College (my alma mater) have been organizing walk-outs, die-ins, and vigils to show their solidarity with proponents of movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpWalkOut, which aim to raise awareness about law enforcement’s criminal treatment of blacks and protest the deaths of people like Michael Brown and Eric Garner, a black man who died in Staten Island, New York, after being put in a chokehold by a white police officer. more
Evangelical Colleges: Unlikely Allies in #BlackLivesMatter On conservative Christian campuses across America, demonstrations and protests have sprung up that would seem to defy conventional wisdom about the religious right.
Whitworth plans to send notes and gifts of encouragement this week to peers at Westmont College, whose campus was ravaged by a wildfire Nov. 13. The fire, known as the Tea Fire, burned through 1,500 acres in Santa Barbara County, Calif., last week, including eight buildings of the Westmont campus. more