Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Our darkest actions: Sand Creek Massacre

An update from Kendell, who is majoring in dance and human rights, and minoring in psychology: As soon as I stepped off the bus, the sun’s bright light and warmth hit me. Miles of green landscape stretched out before me, … Continue reading

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Inspired by change

An update from Margot, a senior majoring in mathematics: Although this trip is coming to an end, I feel my journey is just beginning. As I have seen all of the various forts, historical sites, museums, colleges and schools, I … Continue reading

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At Little Bighorn

A sculpture at Little Bighorn Battlefield, which students visited as part of the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program’s tour of Native American sites in the American West. Read their blog.

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The American Dream

An update from Amber, a senior majoring in human rights: As Americans, we celebrate our great nation and teach our young the price of “freedom.” We are taught to celebrate our great victories in achieving this freedom. What we don’t … Continue reading

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History and truth

An update from Bettye, a graduate student in the Masters of Liberal Studies program: As we begin our journey home, I begin to think about the frailties of human nature. We are taught to believe in certain ways, and many … Continue reading

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No longer unspoken

An update from Jacky, a sophomore dance major: On any given day, the range of emotions that I have felt on this trip has been overwhelming. Yesterday I had a wonderful connection with our guide at the Red Cloud Indian … Continue reading

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Forgiveness, grace, justice, hope

A final reflection from South Africa, from Perkins student Matthew Bell, a Master of Divinity degree candidate (2017): May 29 – the final day of our trip before departing for the United States – was spent at the Cape Town … Continue reading

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Nature, up close and incredible

Today’s reflection is from Perkins student Sadie Brink, Master of Divinity degree candidate (2017): After the emotionally and physically exhausting day yesterday, today was a respite. Today is safari day! We all had a relaxing morning that allowed for an … Continue reading

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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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