Can understanding the political trauma of the past help to contextualize the present?
What are the political ramifications of the different ways in which ideas are transferred from one culture to another?
How does religious violence occur? How do different ideologies justify violence? What is it about religious violence that seems to make it more violent?
Is religion inherently more violent than other ideologies? Do all ideologies have the propensity for violence?
How is a person defined? Is there a construct that accurately addresses the complexity of personhood?
How does an individual’s desire affect a community’s practice?
Is it a human right to have the ability to transform space into place? Do we have the right to fight for a space that we have laid ownership?
At what point does belief, political ideology, and good intentions prevent us from achieving the goals we set for ourselves?
How do expectations interfere with or contribute to our self-understanding?
Is space conquerable? How do communities transform foreign locations into recognizable and meaningful places that reflect our sense of identity?