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Signs of hope

Comment Magazine, December 2008 Issue

In this issue of Comment we have asked several of our contributors to explore various aspects of hope—to write about movements of hope in Protestant and Catholic Christianity; to explore possibilities for hope in China and in the relationship of North American political communities to their Muslim citizens; and, in our symposium, to tell us of signs of hope they are noticing.

And so, as we gather the words and pictures that make up Comment, we do so in the hope that the hurricane of God’s justice and mercy will yet blow in our lives; in the lives of our community of writers, artists and readers; and in the common life of our culture.

This is our third annual "Making the most of college" (and university) issue. Drawing on their own experiences as students and mentors, our authors ask what kinds of practices and habits will open up the undergraduate years—as a time of learning to understand the world from the perspective of the wisdom of the Bible, as a time to make friends and find wise teachers, as a time to ask big questions and begin to discern a vocation, as a time of reflection and action. In addition, we are introduced to a contemporary artist and a Roman Catholic intellectual who influenced a generation of young people around the world.

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