How do we connect with those who are different from us?

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Why Do We Help or Refuse Help to Strangers?

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This poem and its themes generated a lot of interest amongst students. One student told me later she incorporated the poem and our reflection in her philosophy paper.

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An Unanswered Question

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Reading

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German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended…

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Hallelujah the Saviors are Here

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Audio

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Rachel Smith wrote the poem, "Hallelujah the Saviors are Here," when she was 18 years old and a member of the Kenwood Academy Slam Poetry team. She performed this poem…

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Some Food We Could Not Eat

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Reading

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In his book, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde, a literary critic and translator of Spanish poetry, focuses on creative power and the notion of…