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Resettlement: The Most Significant Point In a Family's History

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sasha Chanoff

When I read the stories about resettlement, I think of my own great-grandmother who fled anti-Semitism in Russia and arrived in the US shortly after the turn of the century.

David Bowie: Memories of 'China Girl'

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

The song my sisters liked was "China Girl." They were four beautiful girls -- eminently dateable -- and I was their youngest brother, their pet. They weren't allowed to go off with strange boys. My parents were very strict. But they dated anyway, secretly, and I was their alibi.

How to Ensure European Refugee Camps Don't Become Permanent

J. Jason Mitchell | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
J. Jason Mitchell

One of the paradoxes of the Calais camp lays in the struggle to accommodate its refugees. How does a refugee camp of 7,000 migrants situated in a developed country like France compare relative to other humanitarian crises?

I Attended the State of the Union and it's Made Me Hopeful

Nadia Alawa | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Nadia Alawa

The experience was incredibly inspiring and re-affirming of who I am as an American - and where I want to see my nation head. Congress was buzzing with energy and optimism, even as we battle with hateful rhetoric and fear-mongering in the news cycles every day.

Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

Black Words Matter More

Phil Fragasso | Posted 12.25.2015 | Media
Phil Fragasso

Black words are purposely chosen for maximum impact. They cut deep, linger in the air, and endure in one's consciousness.

Why Miss Iraq 2015 Is A Victory In The Fight Against ISIS

Mycah Hazel | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Mycah Hazel

There is an underground war, between those who continue to deem Iraq's culture synonymous to extremism and those, many of whom are Iraqi, who seek to cherish the culture that lies beyond internal violence. Thanks to the recent 2015 Miss Iraq Beauty Pageant, it looks like Iraq has just had scored a victory in this war.

Remembering the Children In Values, Words and Deeds

Eric Cooper | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

A recent shooting at an office holiday party in San Bernadino, Calif. left many of us saddened, angry and frightened. Whether the attack was retaliato...

Lebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes Hold

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

If there is one country where migration is a meaningful crisis story it is Lebanon, which, according to Forbes-Statista/UNHCR, has the most refugees per 1,000 inhabitants -- 257 in mid-2014.

Hanukkah Reflections on My Regufee Heritage

Elizabeth S Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Elizabeth S Mitchell

This past week I've been celebrating a holiday that commemorates the unlikely survival of a people and a culture in the face of attempted eradication....

Refugees Make Up A Majority of This High School Soccer Team

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact

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Isbedal: A Maine Mill Town and the 5,000 Refugees Who Call It Home

Cynthia Anderson | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Anderson

What's happened with the Somali refugees is likely what would happen with the Syrians and other refugees, especially those relocated to smaller, former industrial cities with population drain -- places in need of revitalization.

Governor Chris Christie Committed a Most Dangerous Act a Couple of Weeks Ago ...the Bridge Scandal Pales in Comparison

Seth Kaper-Dale | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Seth Kaper-Dale

I hope and pray that Governor Christie is paying attention to real security issues, rather than coming down hard on refugees. Hopefully the state itself won't be misunderstood as sharing his perspective. We are a state of immigrants and refugees--what a disgrace if we are mistakenly thought to be a bullying-state at a time like this.

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.