"My participation in the trip to Turkey was one of the most horizon-stretching experiences I have ever had.
From the incredible food to the gracious hospitality to the tours of sacred sites to the warmth of homes of real families the trip was more than a geographic journey in time and space. It was as well a visionary journey for the mind and heart into the common ground of hope and possibility shared by all human beings. Through the succession of faces and conversations and experiences the cultural and religious differences that so often divide come to be dwarfed by a growing awareness of a natural human tie more fundamental and stronger that binds all peoples together. One comes away from the trip with a sense that our hope for the future truly does lie in dialogue rather than domination..."