Petition to Hope College
Reestablish Dialogue at Hope College
Hope College is rooted in a long tradition of Christian love and care for the students, in order to create a learning environment that aids each student's path to knowledge. Sadly, recent events, such as the protest in chapel and the scene at VESPERS, have drawn away from moments of interaction with Christ and of community growth, and focused on one-sided self-centered political exclamations. These displays have moved to silence voices of opposition and promote an atmosphere devoid of true dialogue. Hope College's administration must follow the lead of institutions such as the University of Chicago and Claremont McKenna College and respond with authority to these events so to preserve the message the institution acclaims, and prevent it from siding further into dismay. Sign this petition for a change in the handling of inappropriate demonstrations on Hope's campus.