Helping Hands in Idaho

The same systems that were so effective in helping refugees before the corona virus are equally effective during the crisis. This shows that refugee resettlement is a template that can work for other community-building efforts as well.

Simple Ways to Help

Help a refugee, help yourself and buy a stylish face mask! And, there are other ways you can help while being CDC compliant!

Big Hearts in Hard Times

In crisis you meet incredible people and through them, you meet other incredible people. Shoshana Akabas is my gateway to this world of incredibles. She inspires me. She, and the big-hearted souls she works with, will inspire you.

A School Copes

What does a school whose students are largely refugees and other immigrants do when hit with the one-two punch of a pandemic AND an earthquake? Here’s how a unique school in Salt Lake City is handling it all.

Petition ICE: End Detention Now

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is calling on the Trump Administration and ICE to release migrants held in detention because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

A Bible Belt State Embraces Refugees

When a conservative governor and conservative members of local government embrace refugees, it’s worth taking a look at how that came about. Emily Crane Linn (above) executive director of Canopy NWA, the Arkansas refugee resettlement agency, talks about the support state leaders got that helped them stay true to their conservative values of welcoming the stranger.

A Republican Governor Stands Up for Refugees

You’ll be surprised by who said this:

“America was founded by immigrants. Through the years they have fought to preserve our freedom and made the United States the greatest country on earth.”

A Republican governor who once tweeted his opposition to Syrian refugees tells his state’s General Assembly why he approved admitting refugees to his state and then calmly answers 30 minutes of largely hostile questions about the decision.

Breaking Bread Together

I love to eat–most of us do. And here’s a cookbook that let’s us enjoy great food AND support the entrepreneurship of a young mother from Syria who is turning her culinary talents into a business in her new home in America.

What Did Jesus Say About Your 401 (k)?

He didn’t say a thing about 401 (k)s points out a busy young mother of three. In Kentucky, Rachel Webb talks about how God nudged her into working with refugees and the way it transformed life for herself and her family.

How to Help Refugees Now

The Trump administration keeps cutting the numbers of immigrants allowed into the nation. Asylum seekers are trapped just on the other side of our borders. Is there anything you can do now to make a difference? Absolutely!

The Refugees of Iowa

A Des Moines church goes on a quest for meaning — and finds it in serving the refugee community it finds at its own doorstep.

Big-Hearted Texas vs. Mean-Hearted Texas

Welcome to a tale of two states. In the headlines right now, it’s the Texas whose governor, Greg Abbott, shut the door on refugees last week, making it the first state to do so. But there’s a big-hearted Texas, one that has welcomed more refugees to than any other state except California.
UPDATE: A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s order allowing states to refuse to accept refugees.

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