Unchanged human nature in a dramatically changing world

Posted on Jul 5, 2019

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh writes in his Palestinian Christians newsletter of July 4, 2019

This morning I took a group of seven volunteers to watch the sunrise in the desert area near Mar Saba. The stillness and beauty of the area caused me to then sit down and write this blog which reflects my thoughts on a dramatically changing world but essentially an unchanged human nature and interactions and the therapy of good deeds.

Read more at http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2019/07/sunrise.html

This Week in Palestine magazine (best English language magazine covering Palestinian issues) just published  (July issue which is focusing on Green Palestine) two articles covering our work which are worth reading Our study of Wadi Zarqa al-Ulwi protected area (a summary of an example project we did and do here) http://thisweekinpalestine.com/wadi-zarqa-al-ulwi-protected-area/

A green oasis in increasingly urbanized Palestine: about our institute’s efforts in agriculture and natural landscapes http://thisweekinpalestine.com/green-oasis-increasingly-urbanized-palestine/

How we miss our friend Edward Said and his writings and activism for Palestine. May we all try to leave such a legacy. https://youtu.be/nEu3Nuxx7Us

In Palestine, the brutal occupation and its military force have affected the lives of millions. At the forefront of this struggle are children, physically and emotionally, carrying the overwhelming brunt. Thankfully, organizations like Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) work to ensure the safety and justice for the Palestinian children. By donating to DCIP, you are able to support their critical work to protect children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Learn more about DCIP https://www.dci-palestine.org/, and through twitter https://www.dci-palestine.org/

To donate, https://www.dci-palestine.org/donate

Stay Human and come visit us in Palestine

Mazin Qumsiyeh

A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home

Professor, Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University

Occupied Palestine

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