The Stanford Israel Association (SIA) hosted an event celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut—or Israel Independence day—on Thursday at White Plaza.
International lawyer and prosecutor Karim Khan QC argued that human rights are at the core of Islam in a Thursday talk on campus sponsored by the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice.
A coalition of campus groups across disciplines is putting on Contemplation by Design Week from Nov. 4 to Nov. 12. The week includes events ranging from lectures to labyrinth walks to bell concerts, and all events are open to all University faculty, students and staff.
It was during this period of reflection that I thought about why we felt the way we did — so horrified and shocked. I thought that shock generally flows from inexperience, and I thought about what our inexperience meant. Here assembled was a class of exceptionally bright young minds, and we did not know what war was. We were shocked by the face of war because we had never looked it in the eyes.
Martin Luther King Day and the recent shooting in Tucson call us to consider how we each contribute to peaceful political dialog in the U.S. It appears that both shootings were the work of isolated individuals. Nevertheless, all spiritual traditions affirm that our own speech and actions can powerfully affect others for good or evil.