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Virtual Reality
The Atomic Tree

This story is a journey into the memories of a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai tree that witnessed and survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

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Photo Essay
Crossing Borders

These photographs depict refugees as they cross borders on their way to northern Europe.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Our Shared Humanity
Film
My Enemy, My Brother

Meet two survivors of the Iran-Iraq war who meet again years later under remarkable circumstances.

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Film
Salvadoran immigrant, Alma Velasco
Making it in America

A Salvadoran immigrant strives to build a future for her family in America after fleeing the Salvadoran Civil War as a teenager.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Building a Community of Trust
Essay
A Global Vision for the Holy Land
"I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees." —Ecclesiastes 2.6 BETHLEHEM, West Bank - We sit beside the ruins of King Solomon's Pools, …
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Film
Barrio de Paz
Nelsa Libertad Curbelo describes the inspiration behind Barrio de Paz, a non-violent youth movement in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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Essay
A Palestinian Peacemaker Living on the Mount of Olives
We were received as family members into the home of Ibrahim Ahmad Abu El-Hawa, and this we were told, is not unique. "I speak Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and …
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