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Solution for Syrian Refugees

Randall Otis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Comedy
Randall Otis

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Yola, conservative parties have made a strong push to keep refugees away from America's borders.

Migration and Terror: Time for a Sensible Debate

Dr. Khalid Koser | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Dr. Khalid Koser

Aside from a fake Syrian passport, there is no evidence that the Paris attacks were masterminded or perpetrated by migrants. Even if evidence does emerge, the dividends of migration in Europe clearly and demonstrably will continue to outweigh the risks.

Canada To Exclude Single Men From Syrian Refugee Plan

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

Single men need not apply: When it comes to Canada's Syrian refugee plan, it's women, children and families only. Unaccompanied men seeking Ca...

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

A Modest Proposal: Deport All White Males from America

Jacob Stewart | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy
Jacob Stewart

Some might call this policy discriminatory. But security and inclusiveness are two mutually exclusive concepts. French inclusiveness of refugees resulted in a tragic incident. American inclusiveness of white males has killed hundreds as well. If we want better security, then the trade-off is inevitable.

A Love Letter Instead of Fear

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Dear Ones, You are BELOVED. Parisians and Pakistanis. Refugees and Racists. Christians and Muslims. Politicians and Peacekeepers. You are BELOVED. B...

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

Videos Capture Toll of European Refugee Journey on Children

World Vision | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Hundreds of thousands of families have been making the journey through Europe, including many children who are fleeing violence in places like Syria and Iraq. World Vision videographer Ralph Baydoun is along the border of Serbia and has captured some of their stories.

These Groups Have An Idea To Help Syrian Refugees: Let People Sponsor Them

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some opponents to taking in more Syrian refugees argue it's simply too expensive. Refugees need significant help with housing, food, tra...

What the Holocaust Can Teach Us About the Syrian Refugee Crisis

David Bier | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
David Bier

The State Department's response to the Syrian crisis virtually mirrors its official response to the Holocaust. From the outset of World War II, the State Department set up high security standards on the pretext that refugees could be German spies, while only admitting token numbers.

What I Learned From a Somalian Refugee, Mom of 8 Kids

Spela Kaurin | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Spela Kaurin

Her children are really a happy bunch. Not only that, but they have been given the opportunity to have a much richer and freer life, and they are growing up with a strong example at their side.

Cash-for-Work Program Empowers Syrian Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the deadly war raging in their country have sought shelter at Jordan's largest refugee camp, Za'atari, where UN Women provides economic empowerment and protection programming for women and girls.

What It's Like Inside a German Refugee Center

Riley Arthur | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Riley Arthur

Germany, one of the biggest supporters of the refugee crisis, is allowing some 800,000 people into the country this year. Unfortunately, its refugee centers are nearing capacity, and many are in need of repair. This is a look at Schwäbisch Gmünd in the Ostalbkreis district, beyond the fence into the homes of the refugees who live there.

Crossing Borders

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Yara Zgheib

At the end of the day, I am a Turkish astronomer running around in a European costume, humming Arabic lullabies and making anise tea.

Can 500 Cameras Change Refugee Children's Lives?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

All Photographs (c) Zakira, Courtesy of Zakira The refugee crisis is all over the news. The European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergen...

Latinos Are More Than "The Jobs Americans Don't Want To Do"

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Latino Voices
John Paul Brammer

Even at an early age, I remember wishing I could have been born as something different because I disliked the association of "Mexican" with Home Depot. I also got tired of "mow my lawn." These were all jokes, but they spoke to a widely accepted reality: Mexicans are here to do the dirty jobs.

Women Walk 100 Miles To See Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.23.2015 | Latino Voices

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Know Before Who You Stand

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

In truth, this work is not limited to a few people who dedicate their lives to serving others. We all have the ability to pause and reflect on who is standing before us at any given moment. And at that moment we are given a choice. We can choose to turn toward them rather than away.

EU Approves Plan To Relocate Refugees Across Europe

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.23.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The European Union approved a plan on Tuesday to share out 120,000 refugees across its 28 states, overriding v...

Should I Have Given Her My Socks Too?

Nuri Kino | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Nuri Kino

I'm lying sleepless and thinking about all the thousands of people that I've met and interviewed through the years. Now I have a new face. The young woman who is wearing my shoes. Where is she now? Should I have given her my socks?

A Day I Will Never Forget

World Vision | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
World Vision

During those few minutes, while Ibrahim was crying, the land owner shared something with me. "You know, madame, dealing with sheep is much easier than dealing with these Syrian refugee children." My ears were listening to this man. My eyes were on Ibrahim. My heart was nowhere. It was broken.

From a Refugee Camp to a Royal Court: A Cambodian American Story of Capturing the Crown

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Jacqueline is an inspiration to anyone with a goal and the resilience to achieve it. A Cambodian refugee, a mother of two, a licensed esthetician, a music manager, a web show host, Jacqueline uniquely embodies the value of doing.

No Greater Sorrow on Earth

World Vision | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
World Vision

How many more children have been injured, have died of malnutrition, in their first few hours and days of life, of the cold or heat, or because there is no food, adequate shelter or health care?

The Refugees I Have Known

Amy Roost | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Amy Roost

The refugees I have known didn't feel entitled to anything. They hated living off of food stamps, welfare, government cheese, and in an internment-like and/or poverty stricken communities. But they appreciated the assistance, making the best of what came their way.

Thinking Beyond the "Now" of the Refugee Crisis

Khanh Ho | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Khanh Ho

The biggest news of the world--bigger than the US Open, bigger than the treaty with Iran, bigger than the economic melt-down ongoing in China--is this: the refugee crisis. If you haven't been watching it, if you haven't been reading about it, you most probably are spending your time twiddling your fingers in a cave.