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A tour of Al Fara’a prison

A tour of Al Fara’a prison

September 18, 2010 1 Comment

Saed Abu-Hijleh was a prisoner at Al Fara’a prison in the West Bank near Nablus.  He was there four times as a young man.  Join him on a brief tour of the prison, which is now a camp for kids. For more information about Al Fara’a prison, check out Totem(s) Trope(s) by Michael Kennedy.

25 seconds at Jacob’s Well

25 seconds at Jacob’s Well

September 18, 2010 No Comments

Watch this video! It’s a deep well…

Sweatshop in Zababdeh only choice for some women

Sweatshop in Zababdeh only choice for some women

September 17, 2010 No Comments

To help local women earn money to supplement their family’s income, Fr. Firas and his sister, Dema, started a sewing project in Zababdeh. Dema manages a staff of six women, both Muslims and Christians, who sew clothes for an Israeli company.  Fr. Firas considers it a sweatshop because of the unfair wages the women are […]

A Ramadan dinner in Nablus

A Ramadan dinner in Nablus

September 15, 2010 1 Comment

I met Abu Fadi when I was mailing a package to the U.S. for a friend.  He was abundantly helpful and welcoming, even during this short business transaction.  Awhile later, I stopped by his office just to say hi, and he invited me to his home for a Ramadan dinner.  He and his wife cooked […]

Waiting to Pray

Waiting to Pray

August 29, 2010 1 Comment

People go to their respective places of worship everyday.  They go up the steps and walk in the door, maybe to the sound of birds chirping, buses whirring past or a choir beginning to sing.  Here in the West Bank, the Call to Prayer is a beautiful sound of celebratory prayer, especially the evening prayer […]

Experience the Holy Land with the living stones

Experience the Holy Land with the living stones

August 29, 2010 3 Comments

Abuna (Father) Firas is determined to make a difference for his congregation and his town, Zababdeh, close to Jenin in the West Bank. Through out my time in Palestine, I look forward to Sunday visits to Zababdeh for church and some time with Abuna Firas and his family. In the video below, Abuna Firas describes […]

Local farmer discusses life in Iraq Burin

Local farmer discusses life in Iraq Burin

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Abu Moammar is a farmer in Iraq Burin who has faced much loss. He told us about life as a farmer in the village. Watch a video of Abu Moammar discussing life in Iraq Burin (English with Arabic subtitles).

Farming family relies on new sources of income

Farming family relies on new sources of income

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Abu Nasser is a farmer, but his children must seek other forms of employment. He spoke to us at his beautiful home, describing interactions with Israeli soldiers. In the below video, Abu Nasser describes being asked by Israeli soldiers to leave his land.

50 Hours in Jerusalem – VIDEO

50 Hours in Jerusalem – VIDEO

July 13, 2010 2 Comments

I spent the first few days of my time in the Middle East in Jerusalem, wandering the winding streets of the Old City. Here’s how I spent my time.

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