As Campus Threats Rise, College Ministries Look for Ways to Help

Posted on AllSides November 3rd, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Christian, Colleges and Universities, Anti-Semitism
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Across the country, college campus tensions over the Israel-Hamas war are high, and students connected to the war’s fallout—especially Jewish students facing more threats on campus now—report struggling with sadness, fear, and anger. Campus ministry leaders say they are trying to find small ways to be friends to those students who are suffering or afraid.

Like at many Ivy League schools in recent weeks, the Jewish group Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania has upped security. It now has an armed guard inside and outside, and a police squad car...

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