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Augsburg president writes about the three pandemics in the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Paul Pribbenow

The St. Paul Pioneer Press published an opinion piece by President Paul Pribbenow, “Through truth to freedom – by way of reconciliation.” In the article, he reflects on how Augsburg University’s motto, “through truth to freedom,” offers a compelling response to the coronavirus, the economic downturn, and racism. He asserts that Augsburg and other institutions of higher education can play a unique role in exploring the truths of these pandemics. As we seek the truth, he writes, “we will find—always evolving and emerging and transforming—the sins and lies that we tell each other about knowledge and privilege and justice. Only when we face the truths we find, confess our complicity in the sin and lies we tell, and humbly seek to be reconciled with each other and the creation, will we be freed for the work we are called to do.” 

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