Join Our Winter ’15 Israel/Palestine Learning Lab!

In recent months media headlines have been filled with endless stories of violence, hatred and death in Israel/Palestine. The stories that often go untold are the ones of costly love, subversive friendship and courageous reconciliation. While untold, these stories are no less true and they are spreading like wildfire throughout the region. Many of the…

Not Just Numbers

A post-“Immigrant’s Journey” Learning Lab reflection from Alex Kramer. Read Alex’s pre-trip blog post here… Oh man. I’ve been looking for an adjective to describe our mission trip, and I honestly don’t think there is one word to capture everything that happened. So I might as well launch into the stories, and you tell me…

Seeing What We Are Taught Not To See: The Gift of Interruption

“Dad, some kids need help with their bike! Can you help them?” “No”, I thought. “They will need to come back another time.” I had just settled into my couch ready for a nice, free hour of ‘me’ time after putting my other daughter down for a nap. However, the excitement in 4-year-old Maya’s voice…

Learning in the West Bank: Embracing Abundance

The third in our series of participant reflections… Reflecting on all of the memorable days in the Middle East, one that stands out for me is “Womens Day”, that we celebrated with a group of Palestinian Women at the Vision Arts Center in Betheny. We sat in a large circle, neither of us speaking each…