Chris Stackaruk is Co-Director of Neighborly Faith and a PhD student in theology at St. Mikes College/University of Toronto.

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Young Evangelicals Are Rejecting the Islamophobia of Their Elders

by Kevin Singer, by Chris Stackaruk 11-07-2018

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We launched our organization, Neighborly Faith, when we were graduate students at Wheaton College in 2015. We were there during the saga between Wheaton College administration and Dr. Larycia Hawkins, and when Wheaton students penned an open letter in the Washington Post, condemning Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s inflammatory remarks about Muslims after the San Bernadino shootings. We saw a growing crop of evangelical college students who wanted to love their Muslim neighbors as themselves, but who were getting little guidance on how to do so from their elders.