rabbi awraham soetendorp, a baby jew in naziland, now a feared rabbi in a mosque, writes of the inner borders of our hearts and ‘this inner connectedness … that helped the children to cross the border from enmity into love.’ image by thomas hawk.
in the wake of the 2004 christmas tsunami that killed well over 100,000 humans, javanese relief worker husnur esthiwayhu faced ethnic fears as well as fears of aftershocks while providing shelters for the suddenly displaced. yet fears that divide can also unite: ‘we were all the same creature trying to survive on the surface of mother earth’. image by mohammed rakibul hasan.
experiencing culture shock, american, non-muslim jill schnoebelen connects with, of all people, a group of international, conservative muslims in malaysia and discovers ‘independent, opinionated, and smart women.’ they share food, ideas, stories, hopes, and ultimately friendship. image by michael przedlacki.