My heart is heavy as I begin to think about this post. It was only a week ago when three Muslim students were murdered at the University of North Carolina. The innocent lives of these young students were taken and all because of a hate crime. It is sad that we are living in a country where freedom of religion is addressed, but murder for these religious differences are still happening. The three killed were Muslim, but religious affiliation does not change a person. These people were educated, successful, happy, and human. And no human should have to live in fear of being killed for a belief.
I have this strong desire to travel, and not just to go to beautiful islands in the Caribbean or London or Rome. I want to be pushed outside my comfort zone. I want to study in India. Travel to India. Make a difference in communities in Cambodia and Egypt. I find other cultures and especially other religions fascinating. Religion is of such importance to me and I love knowing that others are so passionate about their beliefs. No one should have to hide from prayer, keep secret their God, or disown their church in fear of being killed.