Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Our warm welcome in Cuba

A sunrise walk back to the beautiful ocean overlook in front of the Matanzas seminary chapel reveals a number of laborers at work with the morning’s harvest. The seminary produces a substantial portion of the food we eat each day, … Continue reading

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Exploring France’s dark past

An update from Merle, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: Have been experiencing a tour of sites in France associated with the WWII Holocaust. We have concentrated on French atrocities. Not only has the trip been an eye-opener and sometimes … Continue reading

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Our life-changing week

An update from Bettye, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: As we are on our final few days of a truly life-changing week, I reflect on how privileged we are to have met some of the icons of the civil … Continue reading

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Meeting new friends

An update from Denice, a graduate student in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on social justice and human rights: It is absolutely wonderful traveling with this crew. We have met many wonderful people: each other, distinguished guests, waitstaff, hotel staff, … Continue reading

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‘The fuel that ignites’

An update from Lael C Melville, PsyD, a 2016 M.Div. candidate and president of the Perkins Black Seminarians Association, who also is blogging at “Following the Passion of the Cross to El Salvador”: Now I lay me down to sleep, … Continue reading

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Our campus tour at UVA

Our final hours in Williamsburg flew by in a flurry of packing our scattered belongings and rushing to the gift shop for last-minute souvenirs. At 9:30, we shoved our suitcases in the back seat of the van and clambered into … Continue reading

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Seeing beyond the sites to the Passion

An update from Lael C Melville, PsyD, a 2016 M.Div. candidate and president of the Perkins Black Seminarians Association, who also is blogging at “Following the Passion of the Cross to El Salvador”: Each morning a faithful few (Dr. Recinos, … Continue reading

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Keep marching!

An update from Bettye, who is earning her Master of Liberal Studies:

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I am here now

An update from Mollie, a political science and human rights major: We traveled to Selma, Alabama, earlier this week and were privileged to have Joanne Bland guide us through Selma’s history and take us back in time to her participation … Continue reading

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Meeting Thomas Jefferson

Since we didn’t have to meet as a class until dinner, everyone awoke at various times and met to do different activities. A few of us woke up early to go to an event called “Liberty or Loyalty: In Print.” … Continue reading

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