Visit Peacemaking Communities in Palestine-Israel Our lives changed on an annual fact-finding pilgrimage to Israel-Palestine with the Friends of Sabeel Colorado. If you want to learn more about present conditions in the wounded Holy Land, join the upcoming Spring Witness Visit, May 10-18, 2016. Our friend Joy Lapp, who guided our 2007 trip, will also lead this year’s visit. Her experience, […]
Our friend Mona Haydar spoke to NPR about her simple, daring “Talk to a Muslim” outreach in Massachusetts. Frightened by Islamophobia but eager to share a loving Muslim face with other Americans, she offered hot coffee and donuts on a cold day. Listen to her here.
A Tribute to My Rebbe on the First Anniversary of His Death Tessa Bielecki Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was born August 17, 1924 in Zholkiew, Poland and died in Boulder, Colorado on July 3, 2014, almost reaching his 90th birthday. I first met my “Rebbe” in July of 2004, when we both spoke at a conference on […]
Q: Why focus on the desert? A: In a world of mobility and displacement, many long to recover the importance of the sense of place in general. A common Arabic greeting is “Ahlan wa sahlan,” which roughly translates, “These are your people and this is your land.” The Desert Foundation is an informal circle of […]