Conflict. Is it about Resolution or Transformation?

Alex Messarra is an emerging influencer from Houston, Texas who has been formed in large part due to her commitment to live in the posture of a learner as she navigates everyday life.  She is a photographer, a student, a global traveler, and participant in TGIP’s upcoming Learning Lab.  In this guest blog post,  Alex…

The Ripple Effects of Everyday Peacemaking.

This post was originally published on friend, conspirator, and Middle Eastern Expert, Carl Medearis’ blog on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  Thanks, Carl, for hosting us! When peace is simplistically defined as “tranquility” one could conclude that it’s attainable through displays of power. Here’s what I mean… On a micro-scale, the schoolyard bully experiences peace (tranquility)…

Welcome to The Global Immersion Project

While our global village grows radically intertwined, it is simultaneously fragmenting. Rather than assigning dignity to one another, we often use others for personal gain and demonize those we consider to be “the other.” The result? Instead of collaborating toward a better, more just future, we collide in destructive, ever-increasing cyclical violence. However…embedded within each…