I didn’t intend to travel this road. I read the many articles about Syrian refugees and thought to myself “what a mess” and “send them back.” I didn’t have much of an attitude toward helping them. 2,472 more words
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Mondays Meditation: Lisa Hunt-Wotton
In the wake of the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on Paris, many people are confused, distressed and emotionally exhausted. In a natural progression, grief moves to anger and people who previously sat on the fence regarding compassion toward refugees, have now angrily jumped off that fence and into to the ‘all refugees are bad and dangerous’ camp. 643 more words
Days after terror attacks left 129 dead in Paris, Laurent Trabadello stood next to grieving people at the site of the killings.
Trabadello, a native of France who immigrated to Calgary 18 years ago, flew to Paris to volunteer as the team leader with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, overseeing a group of volunteer chaplains trained to provide emotional and spiritual support. 776 more words
Every day thousands of refugees arrive on the shores of Lesvos, Greece. While those that make it are relieved to be alive, it is but a first step on a very long journey many of them will take. 87 more words