The world is watching

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  The world is watching Do you have a love-hate relationship with anticipation? It is often exciting to wait for a birthday package to arrive in the mail…

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A spiritual memoir of incarnational ministry

Monday, December 5, 2016

Title: At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors & Refugee Neighbors
Author: Russell Jeung

At Home in Exile is a “spiritual memoir” about incarnational mission.

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Transported through stories

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stories transport people to different places and times, and help people understand different points of view and emotions. Through theatre – the enactment of stories – Dark Glass Theatre at Trinity Western University aims to increase empathy and reduce the labels that we impose on other people. disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words is their first production.

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Be my guest

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Drop in any time!” I waved goodbye to our guests, then closed the door and slumped against the wall, bleakly surveying the detritus left in their wake. What…

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Honouring Alan Kurdi

Friday, September 2, 2016
Displaced people in Iraq. (Photo courtesy of Afkar Society for Development and Relief)

Refugee sponsorship surges at MCC Canada after September 2, 2015: the heartbreaking picture of Alan Kurdi’s body on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea was a wake-up call to the world. MCC’s migration and resettlement director Brian Dyck reflects on how the response shaped MCC and Canadians.

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Plight of displaced focus of new World Refugee Day campaign

Monday, May 16, 2016

There are many causes of hunger, but a main one is conflict – war pushes people out of their homes and off their land and makes them dependent…

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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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What can we do?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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…

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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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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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Refugee toolkit

Sunday, May 1, 2016

List of resources from various agencies.

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Syria, Iraq crisis response largest in MCC history

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AKRON, Pa. Since the Syrian war began five years ago in March, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has spent about US$34.6 million to relieve the suffering of Syrians, Iraqis and…

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Emergency food brings hope to families

Saturday, February 27, 2016

When Mira and her family fled from their home in Syria, she decided to quickly pack a lone piece of jewellery in her bag. She had no idea…

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