Ja, Ich bin Ein Berliner!

Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation cannot just be talked about in classrooms. It is important to hear narratives and stories from different people, to witness places that are torn by conflict, while also being inspired by people working to transform their society. For this reason, PTR makes an excursion someplace around the globe to meet and learn from people working for justice and peace. After cancellations due to Covid-19, the students decided to go on a trip to Berlin together, so that an excursion could be part of the curriculum again.

Sunflower

protestbloemen groeien
in de kleuren van verzet
hun plantenhanden open
dat ons eigen vredesgebed
ook zo kleurig zal bloeien

Flowers of resistance grow
waving the colors of revolt
their plant hands open
as if hoping
that our own peace appeals 
will as beautifully show

Poem by Thirza Snoek, 
Student of one-year Master
Peace, Trauma, and Religion