Don’t reduce religion to a caricature

I was saddened to see sidewalk chalk encouraging people to draw pictures of Mohammed. In a university community, we ought to use our best energy to foster dialogue and knowledge about deeply held beliefs. Reducing religion to a caricature does little to move us in that direction. In fact, it does the exact opposite. While I respect people’s rights to free speech, I encourage people to not engage in acts designed to harm or insult our fellow students and community members.