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Mormons in Israel feel close to religious roots

Mormons in Israel feel close to religious roots

Jerusalem has a special pull on Mormons, and although Mormons living in Israel may not be actively proselytizing, they do feel close to their religious roots by being in the Holy Land.


Nonviolent resistance in the Holy Land

Nonviolent resistance in the Holy Land

In a region riddled with violence and an urge to settle the score as opposed to forgive and make peace, there are still many people and groups who advocate for nonviolence.


In a Bedouin shop, a Mormon’s faith is strengthened

In a Bedouin shop, a Mormon's faith is strengthened

While in the Holy Land, our class visited many places sacred to my faith, but it was being called a “bad Mormon” in a Bedouin shop that echoed an elder’s statement.


Shabbat shalom, Iraqi style: March 11, 2011

Shabbat shalom, Iraqi style: March 11, 2011

Come along with us to an Orthodox synagogue and Shabbat dinner.


A poetic role in the revolutions

A poetic role in the revolutions

Muhsin al-Musawi’s talk looked at the Tunisian street and Tahrir Square as literary texts themselves. He explained that the way the
revolutionary scene unfolded was much like a narrative, with players fighting for space, virtual (on the Internet) and representational.
“The virtual space is spilling into the street itself,” Musawi said.