Alyssa Rockenbach

Alyssa Rockenbach is an author at Religion News Service.

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How college can be a pathway to making Muslims more welcome

By Musbah Shaheen, Matthew J. Mayhew, Christa Winkler, and Alyssa Rockenbach — September 28, 2023
(RNS) — Campuses are places we learn to value others in the basic ways that humanize us.

Joy Reid is plain wrong. Muslims are some of our most peaceful citizens.

By Kevin Singer, Matthew J. Mayhew, and Alyssa Rockenbach — September 3, 2020
(RNS) — The media is where most Americans learn about Muslims. Instead of reinforcing stereotypes, MSNBC’s Joy Reid can help tell the real story about Muslims and violence.

Study: College students of all faiths are a prime audience for Democratic candidates

By Matthew J. Mayhew, Kevin Singer, Alyssa Rockenbach, and Laura Dahl — February 7, 2020
(RNS) — The ground is tilled for progressive faith activists to make an impact on college campuses going into 2020. Will they bother to plant the seeds?

Most evangelical college students appreciate LGBT people even if trustees don’t

By Kevin Singer, Laura Dahl, Alyssa Rockenbach, and Matthew Mayhew — February 5, 2019
(RNS) — Clashes between trustees and students at evangelical institutions over the last few years are explained by a longitudinal survey of young Christians' attitudes toward marginalized groups.
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