Greensboro, NC -- When you go on vacation, you typically go with people you know. But March 18, 47 people all with totally different backgrounds, are heading to Israel.
They're all part of the sixth Greater Greensboro Interfaith Study Mission to Israel. They'll spend 10 days in Israel to bond and build greater understanding across religions, cultures, and races.
Tara Sandercock with the community Foundation of Greater Greensboro said, "It's common sense, that when we know each other, and we get to understand where someone is coming from, then communication can ensue and so better relationships, better partnerships can result from that."
Akir Khan is also going on the trip and said, "I think sometimes people are scared to have that conversation with a different member of a different faith. [...] It's going to take every individual to find the change within themselves and commit to change and say 'yes, I do want to see my community be progressive."
When they return, they'll continue to meet to figure out how they'll implement what they've learned here in Greensboro.
The trip is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Greensboro Jewish Federation and the National Conference for Community and Justice.
WFMY News 2