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Duquesne Dean Receives a Top Writing Honor

Dean Christopher Duncan of Duquesne University’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts was recently recognized for his writing by the Associated Church Press, which honors the best of the Christian press.

Duncan received an Award of Excellence in the personal experience/first-person account: short format category. The judge noted that his piece, published in Commonweal, “is beautifully constructed, gracefully written, asks an important question and suggests an answer worth arguing about. It's hard to make a personal piece bigger than the persons involved, but this piece does it.”

The article, titled Pulling Punches, explored the role, place and tension surrounding fighting, self-defense, success and the Christian call to non-violence in American life.

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