Tag: refugees

Sharing Loss

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Today’s post is written by a CAMA worker in the Middle East. “Does anyone else want to share something before class ends?” I asked one last time, knowing we were running late and the next teacher was waiting outside the door. During our final group counseling session of the semester at our church’s school for […]

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Leaning In

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The following article was written by Mike Sohm for Alliance Life magazine. Read the original article here. These are difficult times. It once seemed that a major change happened in the world every three to five years, but now upheaval appears to be continual: religious extremists commit brutal crimes in their march across Iraq and Syria. […]

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Iraqi Response

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Under bridges, alongside busy roadways, crowded into semi-finished buildings—they have come, running from one life or death situation to what might become another. Tens of thousands have come on foot and by car or truck, walking many hours and traveling many miles to escape their oppressors, arriving only with what they could carry or hastily […]

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Counseling Refugee Children

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“What are some feelings that a boy or girl your age might have?” My question is met with blank stares from twenty six- to eight-year-old first graders at the church’s small school for Syrian refugee children. This is our fourth group counseling session since I began volunteering at the school. I ask the question again in another way. […]

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World Refugee Day

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Today is World Refugee Day. CAMA began in 1972 as an outreach to refugees from Southeast Asia’s war-ravaged countryside. When the war ended in 1975, refugees fled to camps in Thailand where CAMA provided food, clothing, medical care, job training, and a verbal witness to the truth that God’s Son died and rose again for us. Many who […]

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