Lag BaOmer – A Joyous Day

Disclaimer: This blog post intends to celebrate cultural and religious diversity. Its main purpose is to inspire other people to acknowledge and appreciate different perspectives. I am not Jewish; therefore, this article won’t be as complete as it would have been if someone who celebrated the holiday wrote it. Last week on the 30th of […]

The invisible hand of God (The journey of a refugee to unknown)

This is the story of one of the many who, out of the desire to survive, set out on this long and hard path called The Eastern Mediterranean Route    The Eastern Mediterranean Route has been an important pathway for refugees crossing to Europe from Middle East, Asia and Africa, arriving in Greece after passing […]

Celebration Series: Palm Sunday

As part of our Celebration Series, we would like to share with you the celebration of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday On this day, 28th March 2021, Christians worldwide are observing Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is a moveable feast, meaning the date changes every year based on the liturgical calendar, but it always falls exactly one […]

Country Series: Iran

Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), formerly called Persia Country Information   Population: 85 million Area: 1, 648, 000 km²   Language: Although Persian (Farsi) is the predominant and official language of Iran, there are also a number of languages and dialects spoken from three different language families: Indo-European, Altaic, and Afro-Asiatic Ethnic Groups: Persians, Azeri, […]

In conversation with Frits Koppelaar, co-founder of Grenzeloos

By Francesca Celenta Grenzeloos is a restaurant and café situated in the heart of Maastricht. They offer an apprenticeship trajectory for refugees to allow them to integrate both socially and economically in Maastricht life. The Voice Project talked to Frits, the co-founder of this social enterprise to better understand how their business aims to promote […]