Dr. Jason Radine, professor of Judaism, Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, is one of two professors who have taken students to an archaeological excavation at the Ramat Rachel site in Jerusalem, Israel, in conjunction with Dr. Deborah Appler and her students from the Moravian Theological Seminary. In the mornings they made discoveries at the archaeological site, and in the afternoons the students studied and traveled around the country. For photos and stories from their experience, see their blog at www.houndsintheground.wordpress.com.
In Spring of 2011, as part of the course "Religion 255: Latin American Liberation Theology," Dr.Kelly Denton-Borhaug will lead students in a travel seminar to the border between Mexico and Nogales, Arizona. Our seminar will operate in conjunction with the non-profit organization, “Borderlinks,” a bi-national group that works to increase understanding and cultural awareness regarding the realities of immigration and the Mexico-U.S. border. We will meet with immigrants, stay in their homes, visit court proceedings, hear from local activists and academics, and more. Pictures from the trip are available through the Moravian Religion Dept. Facebook.
Enthusiastic students show off their airplane tickets
Mexican artists have created art on the “wall” between Mexico and the U.S. that depicts the perilous journey of immigrants attempting to cross the border.