- POL 392/IGS 380/IAF 38 Islam, Politics, and International Cooperation
- INT 301 Engaging the World: Post Soviet Society and Culture
- Eimad Houry, professor and chair, Political Science Department
- Chris Grant, professor, Political Science Department
Host: Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia and the World Association of Georgian Muslims
Service Project Description:
The themes of this Mercer On Mission experience are reconciliation and refuge. The service work focuses in on creating Interfaith dialog between Christians and Muslims in Western Georgia as well as working with the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia in their outreach meeting the needs of refugees and other marginalized groups.
Mercerians will collaborate with local Muslims in Adjara on service projects with the local population. These will include physical restoration of local Mosques, implementing games and sports with local children, conducting English language workshops, and studying a curriculum of reconciliation together.
The group will also be working in Tbilisi in outreach to marginalized groups such as the LGBT community, Abkhazian refugees, and the elderly needing home healthcare.
The experience will also include cultural visits to theaters and cultural sites in Tbilisi, the spectacular capital of Georgia. Weather permitting, students can partake in a daylong hike in the Caucasian Mountains.
Dates: Summer II June 26-July 28 (travel July 1-23)
For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.