The wide world is all about you,” writes JRR Tolkien in The Fellowship of the Ring, “you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.” Travel changes us if we allow it to. It teaches us about ourselves and about the people we encounter, broadening our horizons and generating empathy by the simple act of being close to a stranger. For the writers of this month’s theme, travel has also revealed truths about living justly at home and abroad.
Michael Rau explains the way travel is embedded in his identity as a multicultural individual.
Rebekah Nivala uses her experience with Indonesian traffic as an example of justice in context.
Jamie T. Jones describes how travel has made him more open-minded and able act justly wherever he is.
Jeffrey Pond learns how to be a bridge-builder in Jordan by understanding and being understood.