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Goodebye SJPD

I have one more blog entry assigned to me and I believe I’m the last one who needs to post, so this could be the end of the SJPD blog. I’d like to use this opportunity to say goodbye and … Continue reading

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Bahubali Statue and an Encounter with Privilidge

On December 6th we visited Vindhyagiri or “big hill” in Shravana Belgola. This the home the truly giant monolithic statue of Bahubali. Bahubali was a great Jain king who eventually obtained enlightenment. The statue was truly awe inspiring and is … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

Today in class two media groups screened their unit projects. Both of them were documentaries. My group, Dan, Caitlin, Brin and I, made a documentary for Ecology class. To learn about ecology, our class spent a week in Zahirabad, a … Continue reading

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Human Rights for All!

Drums beating, children chanting, feet marching; the celebration of Human Rights Day started off with a parade through a village near Visthar. Each year different human rights are focused on and this year awareness was raised about the rights of … Continue reading

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Valedictory Speech

The last four months in India have taken all of us in SJPD to a wide variety of locations, introduced us to inspiring people working for social justice, and built a wonderful, supportive community around us. Even after so many … Continue reading

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Inaction: The most telling form of action

  I have always believed what I was told. I have never been the girl interested in politics.             I believed that conflicts in Africa, Indo-China, and especially in the Middle East were too complex for me to ever understand. … Continue reading

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Shedding Clothes, Tackling Inequality

Monday evening I met my first naked monk. Yep, you read that right. Naked. I tried to be open minded about the situation, but no matter how hard I tried, it was still a little uncomfortable to sit right in … Continue reading

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