Reflections from a Chinese-Jewish American on Interfaith Dialogue

Julia Malleck I grew up in a household of mixed identities and cultures.  My mother was born and raised in Taiwan, her mother and father leaving China shortly before the Communist Revolution.  My father grew up in New York in a Jewish household, his parents being the children of Ashkenazi immigrants. Because of my mixed…

Thoughts of a Young Woman From the Levant

RTP Volunteer When I first heard about Ramadan Tent Project’s Open Iftar, I really did not know what to expect. I thought, let me go find out what it is! There I found out the importance of RTP in fomenting inter-faith dialogue and solidarity. This project is extremely pioneering. One of its most benevolent aims…

From the Streets to the Garden: A Tale of Two Brothers

Last summer I was sitting on a bench outside SOAS thinking what went wrong? After we finished university, my best friend and I had dreams of achieving greatness and rewarding our families for all their patience and sacrifice. However, like many other instances in life, the day after was not as expected. Before I knew…

A Volunteer’s Experience

by Samra Said           When a secret gem like London Malet Street Gardens hosts Ramadan tent project, you know most immediately that ihsan is defined in this magical partnership.           I arrived to first night of Ramadan to be welcomed by familiar faces from 2013, to energised newbie where our new home…