Learning to Hear: Bridge-building in the Middle East

Written by Jeffrey Pond //  The image of a bridge-builder captivates me, and I believe someone who travels well is someone who is a bridge-builder. A bridge-builder sits and listens to others and tries to make a point of connection, but most importantly tries to hear what the other person is actually saying without placing prejudice … Continue reading Learning to Hear: Bridge-building in the Middle East

Standing on Both Legs: Travel and the Development of a Bilingual-Bicultural Identity

Written by Michael Rau //Someone like me finds writing on travel and justice frustratingly difficult. The difficulty lies not in having nothing to say. Rather, travel is so embedded in who I am that anything I write on travel and justice seems to distill down to an autobiography. So, on this topic, I find writing … Continue reading Standing on Both Legs: Travel and the Development of a Bilingual-Bicultural Identity

Working with Others Towards a Just World

Written by Austin Farrow //  Embracing diversity is perhaps the most important quality in a person who hopes to change the world. Without embracing and working with all members of your community, injustice is unavoidable. This is a bold statement, but it is true. Working toward a more just and equitable world necessitates that we … Continue reading Working with Others Towards a Just World