Dan's Arabic for Peace
Organized by: Daniel Dosch
May 18, 2016
EVENT DATE May 23, 2016
I grew up afraid of my Muslim neighbors. 9/11 rocked my world. I could not understand why Muslims seemed to hate my people so much.
My father took me to Hasan's house one afternoon. A plate of lamb kebabs, a few rounds of tea, and a civil discussion of our faiths planted a seed in my heart:
"Maybe peace is possible."
Do you believe that?
I have watered that seed for nearly a decade. I traveled the world studying how people from different religious backgrounds can pull together for the common good.
I met entrepreneurs connecting Muslim and Christian farmers and consumers. I met leaders organizing Jewish-Muslim community gardens and women's leadership institutes. I saw for myself the power of vulnerability, risk, and trust as I hopped military checkpoints between warring countries.
Soon, I will return to the Middle East to use my legal and leadership training to cultivate peace.
None of that is possible without Arabic language.
This summer, I will be returning to Jordan to study Arabic full-time. I will build friendships and network for future opportunities to invest in the Middle East.
I need your help to get to Arabic school this summer.
Do you believe peace with our Muslim neighbors is possible?
Will you take action to make it happen?
Will you invest in my Arabic education?