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Caleb “C.J.” Pine: 2017 Valedictory Address

Notre Dame News

"We all have our story, the unique place and family that we come from. And during our time at Notre Dame, our stories have become interwoven and linked. We have lived and studied alongside people very different from ourselves, who have become our friends and family. I want to tell you about two of my friends who have shaped my...

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Inked with signs of faith

Robert O. Smith

My experience of Holy Week in Jerusalem this year was marked by deep tragedy and profound compassion, tied together by . . . tattoos. The tattoo design was Coptic; it’s from Razzouk Tattoo, a family that has been inking Christian pilgrim tattoos in Jerusalem for close to 700 years.

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Majority of persecuted Christian communities build resilience through adaptive strategies, study finds

Amanda Skofstad

Under Caesar’s Sword is the first systematic and global investigation into how Christian communities respond to severe violations of religious freedom. The collaborative, three-year research endeavor involves a team of 17 scholars and partnerships with Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project. 

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International Ambassadors help students feel at home at Notre Dame

Teagan Dillon '18

For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language. That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.

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To have and to hold

Carol Schaal '91M.A.

The images of the millions of displaced people living in refugee camps can be overwhelming to those who wish to offer assistance. It hurts even more to know that, as the Refugee Council USA says, “Over half of all recorded refugees are children who have been deprived of their material possessions, statehood, and sometimes even loved ones.” Steve Lehmann ’14MBA...

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