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Embracing the world

Perkins School of Theology students “embraced the world” at the Nelson Mandela Monument during their trip to South Africa. Read their blog.

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Courage, despair and prayer in Soweto

Today’s reflection is from Perkins student Matthew Bell, Master of Divinity degree candidate (2017): Today was non-stop. We skipped lunch in favor of getting to the Bridgman Development Centre! It’s a ministry of hope (“Timba” in Zulu) of the United … Continue reading

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Serving in Taos, N.M.

Students served at a Taos school and at sites in nine other cities with SMU Alternative Breaks. Read their blog.

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50 Years Later… The March Continues

An update from a Civil Rights Pilgrim: Left and right What’s wrong was might Keep marching on We’re more than pawns Together by will Divided we spill The march goes on, At patient speed The march goes on, For the … Continue reading

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We marched with Selma

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Thanks to everyone – and then, sleep at last!

An update from Kayla, a sophomore political science and world languages major. She is studying to what extent Chief Justice Rehnquist succeeded or failed in aligning his court with his political ideology on three topics – abortion, states rights and … Continue reading

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Meeting the Justices through their words

An update from Daniel, a first-year management science and economics major. He is conducting research on the expanding notion of the Equal Protection clause through the Reapportionment Cases: It’s hard to believe we’re back in Dallas already. It seemed improbable during … Continue reading

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Under the weather, but still a great trip

An update from Sydney, a sophomore majoring in political science and English, and minoring in Chinese. She is conducting research on Justice Blackmun’s changing approach to capital punishment: On Thursday, the unthinkable happened: I got sick. While browsing the Blackmun … Continue reading

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Remembering a genocide

An update from Christian, a Master of Liberal Studies graduate student with a concentration in human rights and social justice: In Phnom Penh, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which used to be a high school, recognizes the mass murders carried out … Continue reading

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On an intellectual high

An update from Mollie, a senior majoring in political science and human rights, with a minor in Chinese. She is conducting research on Justice Black and his interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause: As our trip came to a close, … Continue reading

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