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An Ai Weiwei Mindset

Ai Weiwei’s activism is a growing movement, and his poignant, overt and sometimes outlandish exhibitions are cropping up abundantly across Europe. The focus of the exhibits is on advocating the freedom of information, and the freedom of peoples. 473 more words


Syria - A Brief History

The long-forgotten Arab Springs set its anchor over Syria in March 2011. An anti –government protest turned bloody on the 18th of that month when three protesters were shot dead demanding political freedom. 555 more words

Anti-war organizations protest against Syrian War in downtown Boston

This past Saturday, I made my way down to the corner of Park St. and Tremont, right in front of the Part Street MBTA station, to cover a protest led by a coalition of anti-war organizations. 793 more words


Book excerpt: Marion Dewar's lessons on how to welcome refugees

Deborah Gorham’s new book, Marion Dewar, a Life of Action, chronicles the social activism of the dynamic woman who served as Ottawa’s mayor from 1978 to 1985. 1,713 more words


#JewsForRefugees: Questions at the intersection of Judaism, Israel, and the Refugee Crisis

Last week, I attended an event hosted by HIAS, the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the U.S. and the only Jewish agency that does this work. 1,196 more words

The Pastoral Is Political: A Call To Be UnPopular

I often wonder how the disciples had the courage to follow Jesus. I’m sure it would have been difficult for them to give up the things in their lives that they relied on for comfort and security. 909 more words


France to U.K.: Brexit Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Help Us Handle the Crisis in Calais

Last week, construction began on a roughly $2 million wall in the French border town of Calais. Its purpose? To block migrants and asylum-seekers living in the sprawling, makeshift camp known as “the Jungle,” from jumping on the backs of trucks as they pass through the town on their way to England. 462 more words