MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour

Guy Raz from NPR’s TED Radio Hour hosted co-founder Aziz Abu Sarah on this week’s episode, “Beyond Tolerance.”  Click on the links below to listen to his story and his inspiration behind co-founding MEJDI, and how tourism can be the key to creating sustainable ways of connecting to one another while promoting change and understanding


We realized what we needed wasn’t tolerance, but was more reconciliation. Bringing people to understand each other, bringing people to see themselves as one, realizing our pain is similar, that our blood color is the same, that our tears are as bitter.  And having that understanding made a difference.


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