A narrative of inclusion and exclusion lies at the core of the immigration crisis in the United States. Why we cannot let “neighbors” be defined by borders.
Written by Jaime Jones // Preface: I’ve had a crappy week. No, the world has had a crappy week. I get out of class, and head to the soccer fields on 1st Street. When I get to the field, I sit on the grass and watch as more and more strangers gather and do the … Continue reading Travel: A Field Test
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
Written by Rebekah Nivala // “I don’t like to hurt people, I really don’t like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident.” – Jack Anderson In my current locale of Jakarta, Indonesia, I attend a growing mega church of 14,000 people. … Continue reading Red Means Stop, Green Means Go
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