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The Taste of Hope After the Long Journey

  Quietly and with only the barest of necessities, a family leaves the only home they have known. They are fearful of being apprehended by authorities, so they travel at night. Moving from safe house to safe house, organized by a system of compassionate local heroes, these people sleep during the day in preparation for… Read more »

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Do We Have to Understand Before We Intercede?

  I must admit that there is a great deal that I do not understand about the civil war in Syria. I don’t understand what grievances the Syrian people had that led to this war, or for that matter what exactly set off the entire Arab Spring. I don’t understand why the US supports the… Read more »

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Sexual Violence: An Oxymoron

“So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man… Read more »

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Heart Mender: Throw a Party. Save a Life

Preemptive Love is an organization I fell in love with several months back. As the world began watching in horror at the atrocities of ISIS upon people throughout the Middle East, this organization was going about their work of healing hearts and building community. Today they continue with that work as well as providing aid to refugees… Read more »

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Where are all the Refugees Coming From?

The news has been filled with images of Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland and arriving on the shores of Europe. But what about the millions of other refugees around the world primarily in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa?  What are their stories and where are they from?   Photo credit: Afghan Refugees, living on the… Read more »

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Preemptive Love Coalition

Preemptive Love Coalition’s mission is a global movement of peacemakers changing the way the world engages polarizing conflict by confronting fear with acts of love.   Our core values, or the way we accomplish our mission, falls into three different categories. Love Anyway: Yes, we all have our own politics. Yes, we have our own… Read more »

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Twelve Years a Refugee

Like many of you, I am still learning about the refugee crisis. These past months I have been reading news articles and commentaries on the causes, issues, and concerns surrounding not only the Syrian refugees, but refugees all around the world. I have spoken with people in the US who work with refugees who are… Read more »

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MITIGATING DEATH AND INSPIRING ACTION AT THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST BORDER: MOAS SAVES 10,000 LIVES DURING ITS FIRST YEAR

The following post was written by MOAS and appears on their website. It is being reprinted with permission.  Since launching exactly a year ago, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) has significantly contributed to saving lives during one of the worst maritime refugee crises the world has ever seen while inspiring others to take action. More than… Read more »