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Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Maegan Nelson

February 14, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Last Wednesday evening a group of about a dozen individuals gathered on the top floor of the GAC to share a loaf of banana bread and discuss the afterlife. The discussion was the first meeting of a new club founded by first-year Leda Zakarison called Better Together, meant to encourage more on-campus...

Spirituality fosters inclusive community

Talia Rudee

February 16, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

Whitman is a secular school. However, for many Whitties, religion and spirituality are important in their personal development and contributions to campus life. The college website states: "A Whitman education involves deep and lasting learning in an academic community comprised of people with vari...

Religion confronts secular present

Alyssa Fairbanks

February 16, 2012


Filed under Weekly Topic

Founder's Day prompts discussion of religious life and the history of secularization at Whitman College.

Professor George Ball passes away, remembered by Whitman community

Professor George Ball passes away, remembered by Whitman community

Shelly Le

January 12, 2012


Filed under NEWS

This article was co-authored by Karah Kemmerly Dr. George H. Ball, whose influence at Whitman College spanned over five decades, passed away on Jan. 1, 2012 at the age of 96, but his words and actions continue to impact those who knew him. Ball was born in Australia, and raised on a small farm in upstate New York. He later met and married his wife Nancy with whom he had four children. Before...

Preacher-turned-atheist Dan Barker raises questions of religion, ethics

Preacher-turned-atheist Dan Barker raises questions of religion, ethics

Alex Hagen

November 17, 2011


Filed under A&E

On Saturday, Nov. 12, outspoken atheist Dan Barker gave an extensive, thought-provoking presentation on religion and ethics in contemporary America. Barker, who worked as an evangelical preacher for 19 years before leaving the clergy to join the Freedom From Religion Foundation, spoke about his personal experiences and beliefs before taking questions from the audience. The auth...

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