Tag: refugees

Be Pro-All-Life

Today is the March for Life. As Christians, we are called to be life-giving. Imitators of the Father, who breathed life into creation. Disciples of Christ, who grants new life through his death and resurrection....

/ January 19, 2018

For My Young Immigrant Friends

Saying Things That Shouldn’t Need to Be Said I can’t believe I’m writing this in 2018, but none of my immigrant friends have ever threatened me—either my physical safety or my personal beliefs. They’ve not...

/ January 16, 2018

To Grapple with Refugeeism, Mourn Better

If we are truly going to face the matter of refugeeism in light of the Kingdom, it is important at the outset to understand the gravity of global displacement. And to mourn. I submit that...

/ January 15, 2018

It Was Time to Act Yesterday

How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? – Psalm 137:4 During the predawn hours of September 2, 2015, the body of a young boy washed ashore on a...

/ January 8, 2018

Refuge

There are more displaced people in the world today than there are people in the United Kingdom. Despite a serious uptick in news coverage due to “popular” conflicts like the war in Syria and the...

/ January 1, 2018

Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump, Deportations

This story was originally published in Christianity Today and can be read here.  When Haitham Jazrawi started working at Kirkuk Presbyterian Church in Iraq in 1991, there were 72 families. Today, there are still 72...

/ October 2, 2017

Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here.  With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration...

/ July 3, 2017

Necessary sounds

This story was published in Topology Magazine and can be found here.  During the war, ISIS set up camp in her father’s fields. The rebels fired rockets into town from their perches somewhere in the foothills. Indiscriminate...

/ March 30, 2017

The Church’s strong showing on behalf of refugees

I attended a Catholic mass on Sunday. The message there, and across the Catholic universe, came from the Beatitudes.  Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those...

/ January 31, 2017

Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings

A dear friend gave me a lovely letter and a homemade bookmark with a bead on it from when we were in Nairobi together. She writes things on the bookmark that I need to read—needed then,...

/ November 5, 2016