Ulmer Trip Abroad Aimed to Bond Yuma Christian and Islamic Communities

July 22, 2008

Author: William Roller

Source: The Yuma Sun


An Arizona legislator's trip abroad next month is designed to strengthen cultural bonds that may help the lawmaker better represent the diverse base of residents living in the Yuma area.

District 24 Rep. Theresa Ulmer, D-Yuma, will leave for Istanbul, Turkey, on Aug. 4 for a 10-day tour to broaden her understanding of the Islamic world and also to better represent the Muslims who live in her district, she explained.

The tour will include stops in eastern and southern Turkish cities of Izmir, Antalya and Konya. Pacifica Institute and the Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue, the two Tempe nonprofit organizations that are sponsoring the journey, invited Ulmer.