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Jewish Quarter in Prague

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

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Baptism

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

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Prague Castle

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

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Mt. Herodium

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

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Travel to Palestine

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

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Moving Images

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

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A Moonlit Majdanek

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

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Images from Poland

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

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Sobibór

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

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Lodz Memorial

An update from Lindsay, a junior majoring in international studies and human rights: As we stumbled off of the bus we were greeted by warm weather and sunny skies. It was a beautiful day in Lodz and people were walking … Continue reading

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