Journeys Trips for 2016
The newly opened US Embassy in Havana and the raising of the American flag signaled a move towards reconciliation and normalization of relations that the two countries had not seen in 54 years. This new détente offers a valuable opportunity for US colleges and universities to explore the many layers of Cuba. The Journeys program has traveled to Cuba on three occasions and the purposes of each trip was to learn about the historical tensions between the two countries, Cuba’s rich and surprising religious diversity which includes the active role of religion in social change in the country and the people and culture.
This journey takes us to Bosnia-Herzegovina, a laboratory for 21st century co-existence. Located in the heart of Europe, Bosnia-Herzegovina is the crossroads of cultures and empires. This Journey of Reconciliation trip will explore nationalism, human rights, intercultural coexistence and post Cold War European society. Sarajevo is often referred to as a “European Jerusalem” and will offer opportunities to explore religious identify, art history and rebuilding a culture of democracy.
Join other Emory students for a Habitat for Humanity build in Leland, MS in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. In addition to helping provide affordable housing for needy communities in the Delta, the trip will also focus on the challenges of providing affordable health care to this vulnerable region of the state.
Applications for the 2016 Journeys trip to either Cuba, Mississippi Delta or Bosnia are dueon Thursday, October 29th . Applications may be submitted by hard copy to Cynthia Shaw, the Journeys Coordinator in the Office of Religious Life, DUC 226 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an applicant on the Oxford College campus, please follow the same instructions.