Every summer, children from conflict regions all over the world come together on a lake in Otisfield, Maine, USA. They come to join a camp called Seeds of Peace. The main goal of Seeds of Peace is to “give rise to new generations of leaders uniquely inspired and equipped to build lasting peace.” This summer […]Read more "Seeds of Peace"
As HallOUween (Ohio University’s Halloween Block Party) is quickly approaching, I’ve been wondering what Halloween is like in the Middle East and if it is even allowed. Halloween started out as a pagan holiday in Ireland, known as the Celtic Festival of Samhain, which was observed on October 31st. It was said that, “the souls […]Read more "Halloween in the Middle East"
Recently I traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in a National Conference. While I was there, we made it a point to visit the monuments. One of our first stops was the White House. While we were there, peaceful Palestinian protesters gathered outside of the White House with candles and signs. I could not read […]Read more "Can White House Protests Bring Peace?"
When most Americans think of Middle Eastern terrorist groups the names Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Hamas are generally the only ones that people can come up with. However, there is a very important terrorist group in Lebanon that the United States should have its eyes on: Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization based in Lebanon’s Shiite-dominated […]Read more "Hezbollah: A Terrorist Organization to Watch"
Every year the CLRG World Irish Dance Championships takes place during Holy Week (the week before Easter in Christianity). I competed at this competition in 2012 during my senior year of high school after qualifying at the Southern Region Oireachtas (regional championship). I met many girls from around the world when I was there, including […]Read more "Irish Dancing Through the Middle East"