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An update from Gina, a senior, majoring in marketing: On our second day in Prague, we toured the Jewish quarter and all of its synagogues. We toured the Old-New Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Jewish cemetery, and finally saw a … Continue reading
An update from David Rangel, a second-year Master of Divinity student: We gathered at the Jordan River for baptism and renewing our baptism covenant. The moment was very significant for all of us as we remembered the baptism of Jesus … Continue reading
Fourteen students, including 10 from SMU, took a study tour of Holocaust sites in Austria and the Czech Republic, Jan. 5-12. Led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, Program Coordinator Sherry Aikman, the group visited cities and death camps throughout the region. Continue reading
An update from Craig Howard, second-year Master of Divinity student: What an AMAZING experience today was. This morning we woke up in the hotel with a moving view of Bethlehem on the Greek Orthodox Christmas Eve. We had a great … Continue reading
A group of students and alumni/ae from Perkins School of Theology-SMU is participating in a global immersion trip to Palestine and Israel from Jan. 3-16, 2016. Led by Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, associate professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, participants will experience Palestine and Israel through a different theme, including:
• The World of Jesus
• The Birth of Jesus
• Orthodox Christmas
• Jesus in Galilee, Jesus in Judea
• Contemporary Palestine
• Contemporary Israel
Be sure to check back frequently for information about the group’s experiences!
An update from Cynthia, a graduate student studying bilingual education: Before this trip, I don’t know exactly why, but the barracks were a symbol that always represented the Holocaust to me. Once I finally saw the real barracks where hundreds of people slept … Continue reading
An update from Karly, a sophomore majoring in human rights and anthropology: As soon as I decided to come to Poland with the Human Rights program, I knew I would be spending Christmas away from my family for the first … Continue reading
An update from Amanda, a junior majoring in finance and minoring in fashion media: At Stutthof, the most striking thing for me was the chimney of the crematorium. Our tour guide said when people walked through the gates, the only … Continue reading
An update from Kathryn, a sophomore studying human rights and anthropology: Today we drove five hours from Warsaw to Sobibór. Sobibór was a death camp where Jews from Poland, the Netherlands, France and Germany were sent by rail … Continue reading