The Religious Factor

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The Religious Factor by Mind Map: The Religious Factor

1. Interview

1.1. INterview 1

1.1.1. Interviewees express opinions concurrent with the thesis Diversity between various groups on campus Spiritual Diversity within BCM

1.2. Interview 2

2. Positionality Statement

2.1. Positioned as part insider, part outsider

2.2. Good deal of common ground with the group, though almost as a "new member," leaving a great deal of work in terms of trust building

2.3. Multiple "Positions" due to microcosms within the group?

2.3.1. Why are some cliques easier to integrate into than others?

2.3.2. Resemblance to prior experience with Cliques in Christian organizations? Microcosm for Christianity as a whole? EG Protestant and its many branches v. catholicism?

3. Fieldnotes

3.1. Regarding Group dynamics

3.1.1. Surprising number of students

3.1.2. Indicates a healthy, growing group

3.2. General

3.2.1. This is only one such group

3.2.2. If every group has the same mass/energy as this one, then mathematically there is a significant percentage of the ECU population actively involved in religious endeavors Consider also those potentially with religious tendencies, but no time/desire to engage directly in a group

3.2.3. New node

3.3. Regarding the Building and its effect upon the group

3.3.1. Direct feed to Groundwork activity 3/22/11

4. Thesis: While there exists a horrendously persistent notion that the Secular American University is a spiritual wasteland, populated only by individuals with Atheist or Agnostic beliefs, groups such as the East Carolina Baptist Campus Ministry prove otherwise. In essence, the BCM is a beacon of spiritual diversity in what might otherwise /appear/ to be a wasteland

5. Context

5.1. Location

5.1.1. 10th street, Greenville. Decent sized building located in a small bubble of non-campus property. Groundowork activity 3/22/11 Fieldnotes aimed at description of the building

5.2. Mission Statement/Fundamental Principles

5.2.1. Link to the "About BCM" page

5.3. Target Demographic

5.3.1. Christian College Students

5.3.2. Specifically Baptist, however no one is turned away

6. Resources

7. Artifact

7.1. What is it?

7.1.1. DW Box 13

7.1.2. Independent research What about the principles laid out in this "founding document" might lead to the notion that college students can't possibly adhere to it? Further research into the alleged incongruity with General Christian Theology and the College environment Is this because of ECU's reputation as a Party School?

7.2. What is its purpose?

7.2.1. Direct link to the Fundamental Principles of the group

7.2.2. Adhesive for an otherwise seemingly unrelated group?

8. Works Cited