Poverty Tourism and a Refusal to Question Worldviews

I was in India this past Christmas and New Year's, visiting family. I was there for about three weeks, and while there, I noticed something that bothered me. It started when my mom's friend mentioned that her son had come back from school in Australia for the holidays. A couple of this guy's friends - white and … Continue reading Poverty Tourism and a Refusal to Question Worldviews

The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

This book was beautifully written. Miko Peled, son of General Matti Peled, tells the story of how he began to question the worldviews he'd grown up with and how he became a peace activist. So often, the Middle East is viewed as black and white. You support one side of the Arab Israeli conflict or … Continue reading The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine