Building bridges between the Western and Arab worlds


After terrorist violence like the recent attacks on Paris by the group calling itself ISIS, some chose to blame an entire religion, a culture or a nation for the crimes of a few extremists.

There’s clearly a gulf of understanding between the Western and Arab worlds. A group called Bridges of Understanding wants to change that by helping middle and high school students in the United States talk with their peers in the Middle East and North Africa through video conferences.

On the podcast this week, Stephen Smith speaks with Faisal Al-Juburi, executive director of Bridges of Understanding.