Sironko High’s headmaster, Chepsikor, helped us arrange a day to come teach and plant trees with his students.
It’s a paradox, and yet this is a country of paradoxes from what I can tell.
She may not be a U.S. citizen planning to vote on Nov. 8, but Palestinian BYU student Dalia Abu Al Haj isn’t exempt from having her political opinions — especially when it comes to Islamophobia and refugees.
Scrolling through Twitter after an ISIS-related terrorist attack yields tweet after tweet defending the peaceful religion of Islam — and a whole slew of negative, incriminatory and degrading Islamophobic tweets. Many of the positive statements are retweeted and praised, but so are the Islamophobic messages.
Hector Rodriguez walks through an ancient Spanish town, sweat gathering on his forehead as the summer sun pounds down. He sees the cracked stained glass in a church window and gets a stamp in his compostela. He waves to some people, the shells on their backpacks marking them as pilgrims. And then he keeps walking; he’s got another 20 kilometers to go today.