• Refugee-Feature

    They’re part of our family now

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

    It became personal. In September 2015, a photo of a young child from Syria washed up on a beach “was everywhere,” says Travis Barbour. “[My wife] Whitney and I felt righteous anger; we have a child about the same age.

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  • Do Something

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

      When my 16-year-old daughter Alketa saw the photo of the little boy washed up on the beach, her heart broke for people from Syria. She was compelled…

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    How to work and share across differences

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

    What is the point of building relationships with people who believe differently than us?

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    Unexpected blessing

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

      pace space When they arrived in Prince George, Westwood’s first Syrian family walked into a fully stocked kitchen. The support team had conscientiously researched staple foods for…

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May/June 2016

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Contents of the May/June 2016 issue

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They’re part of our family now

Refugee-Feature

It became personal. In September 2015, a photo of a young child from Syria washed up on a beach “was everywhere,” says Travis Barbour. “[My wife] Whitney and I felt righteous anger; we have a child about the same age.

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Stories in Art

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For my son Nur Amar. God is my light [nur] and my salvation – whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27). His name [nur] means “light.” —Lamia’ Bahnam Yshua This artwork by an…

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Do Something

  When my 16-year-old daughter Alketa saw the photo of the little boy washed up on the beach, her heart broke for people from Syria. She was compelled…

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Faithfulness and hospitality after upheaval

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A story from Peru “Well, Dave, how brave are you? Are you going to try it?” My friend and colleague, José Arrais, leader of Associação dos Irmãos Menonitas…

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How to work and share across differences

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What is the point of building relationships with people who believe differently than us?

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Happy mother and fathers day!

I asked seniors for a glimpse into a childhood moment when they felt a parent’s love. Their stories show that, while some things change, love – and its…

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What can we do?

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Most of us hadn’t given much thought to Syria. In fact, before 2011, if we heard the name through our relief and development agency Mennonite Central Committee, it…

Life & Faith

Refugee-Feature

They’re part of our family now

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It became personal. In September 2015, a photo of a young child from Syria washed up on a beach “was everywhere,” says Travis Barbour. “[My wife] Whitney and I felt righteous anger; we have a child about the same age.

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Stories in Art

Sunday, May 1, 2016

For my son Nur Amar. God is my light [nur] and my salvation – whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27). His name [nur] means “light.” —Lamia’ Bahnam Yshua This artwork by an…

Do Something

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  When my 16-year-old daughter Alketa saw the photo of the little boy washed up on the beach, her heart broke for people from Syria. She was compelled…

Vwpt.1779945LowRes

How to work and share across differences

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What is the point of building relationships with people who believe differently than us?

Happy mother and fathers day!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I asked seniors for a glimpse into a childhood moment when they felt a parent’s love. Their stories show that, while some things change, love – and its…

The Lam family reunites

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Lam family, refugees from Vietnam, were reunited in 1984 after five years of separation (l-r): Ken, Van Tao Lam, May and Wayne. A group from Delta Mennonite…

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