An Interview With D.L. Mayfield

This week I am so excited to be interviewing D.L. Mayfield, an author and fellow lover of refugees and marginalized people who is pursuing Jesus’s upside down kingdom. D.L. writes about theology, refugees, and downward mobility. You can find her book, Assimilate or Go Home: Notes From a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith on Amazon…

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How to Talk About Refugees With Conservatives

So far in this series on how to talk about refugees we’ve covered general principles, talking to children about refugees, and talking about refugees on social media. Today we’re going to tackle how to talk about refugees with conservatives. This is a topic I’ve thought quite a bit about, but the approach I lay out…

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Refugees and Fibromyalgia

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about (and increased research of) mental illness in refugees due to the trauma that they experience. However, there is another potentially trauma-related illness that may affect refugees far more than we realize – fibromyalgia. In this post I will briefly explain what fibromyalgia is, share my personal…

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World Refugee Day 2017

Today is World Refugee Day, the day set aside each year to celebrate the resilience of refugees around the world, to express appreciation for the contributions they have made to our communities, and to recommit ourselves to assisting refugees who remain displaced. Today there are more refugees displaced around the world than at any other…

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The Justice Conference: What I Learned

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the Justice Conference and helping them and World Relief out with their social media coverage of the event. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, I thought I would summarize what I learned. The theme of this year’s Justice Conference was “Love Thy…

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: Book Review

Over and over again in the last several years refugee advocates have lamented the fact that many people think of refugees as a mass of the desperate and needy, instead of considering the individual, complex stories that each refugee has lived through. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, by Melissa Fleming, a refugee advocate…

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