Ryan Rodrick Beiler is a photojournalist and writer most interested in the intersection of human rights, armed conflict, social justice, and spirituality. Born and raised at a Mennonite retreat center in rural Pennsylvania with a passion for the outdoors, he spent 10 years in Washington, DC, working with several political advocacy organizations and publications, including 10 years as the Web Editor for Sojourners magazine. Over the years he's traveled in Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and has extensive experience in Palestine and Israel. He currently lives in East Jerusalem, where all of his favorite issues collide on a perpetual basis.