Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Angels that stare at the past

An update from Pedro Gonzalez, who earned a master of liberal studies, with a concentration in human rights, from SMU in 2012 and is a current graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas: Hungary is a thousand-year-old country … Continue reading

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To the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Perkins Palestine-Israel immersion course has been structured around the life of Jesus, visiting locations chronologically in the region that relate to his birth, his life and ministry, his crucifixion and resurrection. Today’s pilgrimage included visits to holy sites in … Continue reading

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‘The Ornament of Galilee’

Our day began with a visit to Sepphoris, which Josephus called “the ornament of Galilee.” This extensive archeological site is located in the central Galilee region of Israel, northwest of Nazareth, overlooking the Beit Netofa Valley. Sepphoris holds a rich … Continue reading

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Human Rights Program in Poland

Twenty members of the SMU community took a study tour of Holocaust sites in Poland with the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. Read their blog.

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Remembering at Gross-Rosen

An update from Alyssa, a senior majoring in journalism and human rights: The cold air bites my nose and snowflakes float to the ground as I step off the bus. This is our group’s last visit to a former camp, … Continue reading

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On the edge of the Danube River

SMU students, faculty and staff are visiting Budapest, Hungary, with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program Jan. 7-13, 2015. In an effort to address past, present and future identity issues stemming from what happened in Hungary before, during and after its Nazi-occupation in World War II, the group will meet with Holocaust survivors, witnesses and rescuers. Continue reading

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At the Sea of Galilee

Today focused on Jesus’ life and ministry in Galilee. En route to the Sea of Galilee, participants toured the Migdal Synagogue – believed to be the oldest synagogue in Israel – located on the outskirts of Magdala (home of Mary … Continue reading

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Learning about conservation in Puerto Rico

SMU Alternative Breakers in Puerto Rico learn about the ecosystem before doing a conservation project at the Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve:

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Scenes from Bethlehem

Perkins School of Theology students, alums, faculty, staff and friends visited significant sites in and near Bethlehem during their Palestine-Israel Immersion Trip. Read their blog.

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Epiphany – Orthodox Christmas Eve

Members of the Perkins School of Theology-SMU Palestine-Israel immersion group traveled to significant sites in the world of Jesus on day four of the Jan. 3-14, 2015 trip. Students, alums, and friends experienced the Judean Wilderness and Dead Sea, Masada, … Continue reading

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