Westtown School Makes New "Friends" in Ramallah

March 2017 

Westtown School, a Quaker Middle School from Pennsylvania, came to the Holy Land this March to build personal and institutional relationships between Westtown and the Ramallah Friends School, as well as to learn about the political and religious history of the area and its importance to Christians, Jews and Muslims

The Westtown School delegation members stayed with local Palestinians families, which allowed students and staff to get a real sense of everyday life and culture in the West Bank, and to establish relationships between trip participants and citizens of Palestine and Israel. Particular focus was on building personal and institutional relationships between Westtown and Ramallah Friends School.

 

Siraj’s efforts to bring the participants closer to people at the community level enabled the members of the group to deepen their familiarity with regional grassroots work, and to promote nonviolent methods of addressing injustice and promoting peace and coexistence.

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