Policies

Statement of Independence

The Ruined Report is an independent publication without any formal, institutional affiliations. The Ruined Report is neither officially attached to nor a product of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and/or Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. Accordingly, the views and opinions expressed on The Ruined Report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, or any other entity.

Contributors

All FJVs and current JVs are welcome to submit guest posts and to join the team as contributors, editors, and artists/photographers. We expect blog members to be kind, gentle, loving, and respectful.

We will not tolerate writing that aims to hurt, exclude, or ostracize. Persons who make others feel unwelcome or engage in any sort of harassment or abusive behavior will not be welcome to contribute. Please feel free to email <admin@theruinedreport.com> to report such behavior.

Inclusive Discourse

We hope The Ruined Report can produce and foster thoughtful and compassionate discourse. However, if we ever publish something insensitive or problematic, or if you feel strongly against something we have published, please email <admin@theruinedreport.com> and let us know. We will either remove the content or fix it and cite our change. We value social justice and community, and we want our work to align with these values.

Comments

At least to begin with, The Ruined Report will not take comments. Moderating comments requires time and energy, and we will already have our hands full just getting the blog started. We will, however, include social media sharing buttons on blog posts so that readers can share and discuss blog posts within their own online communities. Additionally, we will run a Letters to the Editor feature to which all readers (FJVs and non-FJVs) are welcome to submit.

Copyright

Contributions to The Ruined Report are copyright of their respective creators and are published with their permission. All rights are reserved unless otherwise noted. If you would like us to remove one of your contributions to The Ruined Report, please email <admin@theruinedreport.com>.