The Roots of the Black Forest

“Liberty, that lovely thing, was discovered in the wild forests of Germany” —Montequiem This was the Black Forest of centuries ago, wild and untamed, known only to the ancient people who made this forest their home. Nestled in the southwestern tip of Germany, the Black Forest has been host to many migrant tribes through the centuries. The forest and its people have experienced centuries of war and devastation, from the

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What a Language Means: Catalonia’s Linguistic Pride

Whenever I discuss the trip I took to Barcelona this past summer, the topic of language always comes up. Nearly everyone asks what Catalan is, having guessed that one would speak Spanish everywhere in Spain. In the case that they have heard of Catalan, they will erroneously consider it a dialect of Spanish, or if they do consider it an independent language, they might think of it as a mix

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Western Cape, South Africa: by Annaliese Allen

Fox News Is an Oxymoron

“So what do you think of Trump?” my eighty-eight-year-old father-in-law, Arnie, asked. Internally, I winced. I am under standing orders from my wife, reinforced by kicks to my shin under the table, to never discuss politics with her dad. Then I remembered she wasn’t there. Besides, he asked my son, not me. “He’s the most unqualified human to ever hold office,” Michael said. “Oh, I don’t know about that,” Arnie

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Free Film Screening of Salam Neighbor, April 26th at UCCS

Join Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life, and GLINT for a chance to witness the experiences of refugees with a viewing of the award winning film, Salam Neighbor. Watch as filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple immerse themselves in the day to day life of a refugee camp, where they lived among more than 80,000 Syrian refugees. Following the film, Laura Liibbe (LFS) will

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