Stories of Our City
By Stories of Our City
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Stories of Our City is a worldwide project to cultivate community and understanding by sharing real stories from real people around the globe. We produce these stories to reveal that our everyday experiences with family, love, religion, and culture are often similar to those of others living in cities and villages across the globe. We believe that when we share and celebrate a common humanity we can begin to erase the boundaries and labels that divide us. When we take the time to listen, we can begin to recognize the “other” as the same as us, giving us the foundation for global community.
||Clean178: The Teachable Teacher||Nuray (nur-eye), an accomplished teacher who runs her own language school in Istanbul, has been teaching the Turkish language to foreigners for over a decade. Although an experienced educator, Nuray still considers herself a student of sorts who is...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideo177: Breakfast in Morocco, Dinner in Istanbul||Asmae (as-ma), of Ouazzane (Wazan), Morocco, shares how her sojourn in the artsy Moroccan town of Asilah inspired her to become an artist in her own right. A lover of travel and speaker of five languages, she also shares why she moved from her native...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean176: The Joy of Singing||Music is a powerful thing. It’s the language of life that transcends culture and has the capacity to unite people from a variety of backgrounds and belief systems. Music greets and confronts us throughout day-to-day life in a plethora of...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean175: Heart for Africa: From a Big City Nurse in the United States to a Clinical Instructor in the African Countryside||The country of Liberia is nestled on the Atlantic coast of West Africa between Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire. In recent history, civil war and disease have wreaked havoc on the country's already small population. The country's healthcare sector in...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideo174: Sculpting Smiles||Bassem Nabeel of Amman, Jordan, enjoys creating clay caricatures in hopes of bringing smiles to his customers.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean173: In the Presence of My Enemies||In some small towns, having long hair can be dangerous business. Such is the story of Ufuk (u-FOOK), a thirtysomething from Istanbul, Turkey, who had long hair and earrings as a university student in a one-restaurant town far away from home. Listen...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean172: The Necessity of Art||Once hailed as ‘the Paris of the Middle East,’ Beirut is a city of contrasts, a cosmopolitan crossroads where East meets West. As such, it is a city that unabashedly embraces art. Retired visual artist and art instructor Mahmoud Safa shares his...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean171: A Rich House||Multi-family living arrangements, communal decision making, and arranged marriages are all indigenous elements of Pakistani culture that may seem foreign and unfamiliar to many Western ears. For Kiran, a native of Karachi, however, these cultural...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean170: The Wedded Wanderers||Ever wanted to ditch your job, the nine-to-fiver, the good old daily grind and traverse the world? Meet Nathan and Sarah. This husband and wife pair from Boise, Idaho, did just that. Quitting their jobs last spring, the couple is currently fulfilling...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideo169: Reincarnating Beauty||The kingdom of Jordan has a long, storied history and tradition. But the collective understanding of the nation’s heritage in the eyes of its millions of residents can be anything but cohesive. This is where Firas Khlaifat and his company, Jordan...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
these podcasts are a great way to show people from all over how life in the middle east is. rami's story is a great podcast that i would deifnitley recommend to all.
This shows how people in the middle east live and that they are not all just bomb-throwing terrorists. they tell about actual life in the middle east and true stories. -Student from Calvary Baptist Day School.
Take the time for stories
In a culture that values short, incomplete sentences via texts and tweets, Stories of our City is a breath of fresh air getting us back to face to face, old fashion conversations. I felt like I was sitting at the table, with my mug of steaming coffee, listening to the touching stories. Thanks SOOC. J. Arthur