Saulo Padilla ’05 works for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. as coordinator for the Immigration Education National Program. His passion to work with immigrants comes from his own experience as the son of a refugee and immigrant, as well as the biblical call to welcome the stranger.
Earlier this summer, my 20-year-old son had a burned out headlight on his car. Frankly, I wanted to get that light changed as soon as possible, because a burned out light can be a death sentence for a Black man.
Grant Rissler ’99 is a doctoral candidate in public policy and administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, assistant director for programs at the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute and he’s a board member for the Richmond Peace Education Center and the fair-trade shop Ten Thousand Villages.
Sixteen Goshen College students are participating in summer research projects through the college’s Maple Scholars Program.
Violence is a continuum. And it can start long before someone buys a gun.
Regina Shands Stoltzfus, an assistant professor of Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, said she hopes the aftermath of the violence will be a movement to eliminate such violence.
In February, the State of Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) awarded Goshen College Assistant Professor of Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Regina Shands Stoltzfus the 2016 Spirit of Justice Award, the commission’s highest honor. We talk with her about her approach to social justice.
Every May, nearly a dozen Goshen College students go to jail. They’re not incarcerated. They do, however, get an inside look at part of the criminal justice system – and meet new classmates who will impact their lives. It’s all part of Goshen College’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange program, which takes place over three weeks during the college’s May Term. Through Inside-Out, Goshen College students (“outside students”) and jail inmates (“inside students”) learn together and get to know one another at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.
Saulo Padilla ’05 is Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Immigration Education Coordinator.
With her speech titled “Privatizing agony, protecting sacred waters,” Noemi Salvador won the top prize of $500 and a chance to enter her speech in the bi-national intercollegiate oratorical contest. Salvador spoke about the privatization of water resources and its effect on communities.