In the midst of our studies, we ask for God to open our minds to new ideas and theories. We recognize that our academic pursuits, what we deem important to study, are often hindered by the prejudices of our society. We pray that our community continues to strive for a broader view of the world. May God give all of us the strength to challenge past conceptions and to allow new information to transform our perceptions. We acknowledge that we must sometimes admit past ignorance and misguidance in order to further our learning. We commit ourselves to incorporating new information, perspectives, and collaborators in order to better understand the world God has created.
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