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Lessons in Global Empathy During a Global Pandemic

Traveling abroad while our world entered a global pandemic inevitably caused me to redefine my experience of global empathy.
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Editor’s Note on COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, our commitment to you as our students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, supporters, and friends is unwavering.
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Turning The Tide: Ensuring A World With The Ocean For Future...

The ocean is under threat, read about how carelessness is destroying God's creation, and what the rest of us can do to help.
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PLNU Alumni Tell the Story of an American Hero in Just...

Directed and composed by PLNU alums Destin Daniel Cretton and Joel P. West, Just Mercy tells the story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson who heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation.
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Writing that Liberates: 2020 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

Here’s what a colleague just asked me: “Has the Writer’s Symposium ever had a literary giant as big as Alice Walker?" It was a question that gave me pause, and it was great fun trying to think of an answer.

Healing Police and Community Relationships

Game Changer and PLNU's Criminal Justice program bring together law enforcement and members of the general public to discuss problems and work towards more peaceful outcomes between the two groups.
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Anticipating the Coming of Christ at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Each year members of the PLNU community travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to join hundreds of others for “La Posada Sin Fronteras" or "The Inn Without Borders."

Understanding the Loneliness Epidemic

Today, we have greater access to other people than perhaps any time in history. Yet the access and constant connection has not diminished loneliness. In fact, today many people are deeply lonely.

Tales from the Border: Sacred Space

What is a sacred space? What does it look like? And where can you find these glimpses of heaven on earth? I am wholeheartedly convinced that the border between the United States and Mexico is a sacred space.

Lauren Kim: Empowering Others to Reverse Poverty

“I want to be someone who people know they can be heard by, who is a voice for the voiceless. The international development major pushes me to personally step out of my comfort zone and into those places that aren’t fully served."
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Border Pilgrimage | PLNU Ministry with Mexico

Border Pilgrimage is a unique, multi-day excursion in which PLNU students are able to explore and better understand their relationship to the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

The Rise of the Social Media Influencer

A relatively new phenomenon has been the rise of the social media influencer. A social media influencer is exactly what it sounds like: someone with significant influence over online followers.