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Duke Holy Land Visit '15-'16

The Longing Dance

Being home, I am stumbling over words that feel insufficient to answer the question: “how was your trip?” I learned…

Packing and Unpacking

I woke up and packed a suitcase full of olive woodcarvings, fragrant teas, well adventured in clothes, and little glass…

Alternative Narratives

“My homeland is not a suitcase and I am no traveler.” Mahmoud Darwish   Palestinian resistance street art in the…

Justice and The Sacred

“Inta min wayn?” “Where are you from?” It’s always a little funny to be asked that question when you are…

Incomparable Suffering

Several days ago, we watched a student-made documentary at Dar al-Kalima University called “The Life of the Pigeons.” The short…

The Artist’s Insurrection

This afternoon we had the opportunity to experience more Palestinian art. This time the projector was replaced with a gallery…

Hope in Dheisheh

During our daily debrief today, we meditated on one of my favorite texts from the Bible, a song of lamentation…

The Meaning of Occupation

Today was the first day that I realized even a sliver of what it means to live under occupation. We’ve…

Strangers

Even now, my parents warn me to not interact with strangers. Although I usually laugh off their advice, my parents…

Where words fail, art conveys

I write this reflection as young men are hollering outside the window, beckoning the new year in. Around Manger Square…

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