Now that our team has safely returned back to Raleigh, NC, I would like to take this chance to reflect on “our spring break for the record books.” While on this trip our team had Protestant, Sikh, Baha’i, Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, and Jewish “encounters” in which we visited and spoke with identifying members of each.
According to the norms of human lives, a day start with the morning mode and thus starts our Wednesday. The morning feeling was very familiar. As usual, members of the group would rush to the basement to prepare a light breakfast, each for him/herself. As usual, most members are in the quite mode until going
As we enter the fifth day of our wonderful spiritual and religious journey, a journey that has been started inspiring the minds and expanding the thoughts of our participants, I have started to try to connect how service relates to our trip. A lot of people might be wondering why this trip is even considered
As I type this message I am sitting at the only computer at our hostel and it is midnight after our third day in Philly. And by the only computer, I mean it is old school…Dell keyboard with a monitor, keyboard, and modem that are all physically separate from each other and very clearly all
The bright morning sunshine currently illuminating the faded floor rugs of the Chamounix Mansion is a direct contradiction to this title, but yesterday morning was quite a different story. All day, the sky kept up a disconsolate drizzle, painting everything the same damp gray. Still, moods were high. Bassil asks, “Did I snore at all?”
I. Our first exotic location: Talley Student Center Blinking in the early morning glare like Punxsutawney Phil, our intrepid ASB team gathered in the chilly (near) dawn for our epic adventure. All of us were stunningly punctual, except our leaders. After Ed judged our “Who has the largest luggage?” pageant, we piled ourselves as neatly as
Only a few more hours await us before our team embarks on the journey of interfaith relationships and service. Only a few more hours until we immerse ourselves in the diverse community of Philadelphia. Only a few hours until we expand our horizons and broaden our perspectives. Only a few more hours before we address