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Opinion | Missionary training endangers other cultures

The Indian government monitors the Andaman Islands territories, including North Sentinel Island (pictured), home to the Sentinelese tribe, one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes that has little to no contact with outside populations.

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

January 9, 2019

Missionaries must respect the histories of other peoples and see their languages as more than gibberish. Failure to do so would only reinforce dehumanizing attitudes toward other cultures.

WBC message fails to divide Pitt protesters

Local activist Ciora Thomas led the Trans Liberation counter protest against Westboro Baptist Church at CMU Thursday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News

October 10, 2017

Donning a rainbow flag in the rain at a counter protest last Thursday on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Hannah Riley said the Westboro Baptist Church’s planned visit to Pitt wasn’t shaping up to be violent. “I think this one, if it happens, will be more intense because WBC is [an...

Dear WBC: Hate doesn’t have a home here

Protesters from Westboro Baptist Church picket a same-sex marriage ceremony in 2014 on the steps of the County Courthouse in Wichita, Kansas. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News

October 4, 2017

It only takes reading a few sentences into the “about” page on the Westboro Baptist Church’s website to understand one thing: this is a group fueled by hate. The WBC is well known for its protesting tactics, picketing at events from military funerals, such as Sgt. Dillon Baldridge’s in No...

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