Press Release: Texas Opts Out of Resettlement Program

September 30th, 2016

Today is the day when our Governor’s actions to reject those fleeing the world’s worst crisis goes into effect. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has decided to place an impossible standard on the U.S. government as it seeks to welcome refugees fleeing conflict and disaster. Gov. Abbott claims that “refugees cannot be vetted” yet it is widely known how rigorous the refugee vetting process is and how strict the conditions are for refugees to be approved. The facts are these: 1. Of ...
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Living Selma in a Sniper World

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February 24th, 2016

  This is a re-post of a blog our friend, Jon Huckins of The Global Immersion Project wrote to commemorate…
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Syrian refugees and my family mot...

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November 19th, 2015

My family has a motto. It is derived straight out of the Old Testament Book of Micah: “He has told…
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Peace + Work: A Reconciliation Pr...

October 5th, 2015

The practice of working or laboring alongside an enemy or simply the “other” has a far reaching impact regarding the…
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School of Justice

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May 27th, 2015

    Guest post by Matt Clarke As a high school English teacher, I always seek opportunities for my students…
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Bend it like Abdallah

February 16th, 2015

The simple things that make for p...

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February 4th, 2015

It’s not always the complex ideas that lend the space for enemies and strangers to come together, seek to understand,…
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Reconciliation as Refuge

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December 2nd, 2014

Last Monday afternoon in Vickery Meadows, the refugee-center of Dallas, something was made very clear to me: simply put, true…
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The Imam and the Pastor

March 17th, 2014

This documentary, produced by IFT Films, with USIP support, follows the story of Pastor James Wuye and Imam Mohammad Ashafa…
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Peacemaking: a faith-based respon...

November 13th, 2013

Below is a 2006 article from the Yale University newspaper, Yale Daily News, in which Joseph Cumming and Mahan Mirza…
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Chasing Peace

October 31st, 2013

The story of Salim Munayer, founder of Musalaha. Shown at Kensington’s 2011 Christmas Services. Desert Encounter Images by Barry…
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