Ancila and Kathy As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to thank God for women like Ancila and her friend Kathy.
A Fresh Start for a Refugee Family... ...And the Long Road Ahead Ammar, his wife Fatma, and their five children lived peaceful lives in Aleppo, Syria, until the civil war reached their city in 2012. One morning, Ammar’s youngest daughter Lela showed up to school and found a pile of rubble there...
Making Peace with the Past: A conversation with Issam Smeir Dr. Smeir, can you start by telling us a little bit about your work in trauma therapy with refugees at the World Relief DuPage/Aurora Counseling Center?
From Darfur to America: The Journey of the Massalit Have you wondered what it is like to be the first family in an ethnic or language group to arrive in the U.S.? To be the first of your language to navigate schools, jobs, and culture? Many immigrants benefit from the assistance of those who have...
Striving Toward Dreams: Maryam’s Story At home in Baghdad, Iraq, Maryam’s* parents had always told her that education came first. From a young age she was a straight-A student. But when Maryam was in eighth grade, her life was torn apart and her education interrupted.
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