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Fighting for Women’s Right to Care for Loved Ones

Monica Arango | April 16, 2024

What does it mean to have the right to care for and be cared for? What are countries doing or failing to do to protect this fundamental right of individuals? These were some of the main points addressed by members of the International Network of Women Family Members of Persons Deprived of Liberty, known as RIMUF, along with allied organizations …

Border Shelters Welcome All with New Signage

April 15, 2024

Church World Service is excited to announce collaborative efforts between the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Woori Juntos and Aaliah Higareda, a Goshen College graphic design student, to develop multilingual signage for use by border shelters. The signage, which can be understood by literate guests in multiple languages, employs graphics for non-literate guests’ comprehension, and is available free to interested shelters and …

Kakuma Camp: The Place Called Nowhere

Tonda Pirtle | April 11, 2024

Scroll through images above to see photos of Tonda’s recent visit to Kakuma Kakuma, in Swahili, means “nowhere.” But for over 250,000 refugees, this place is not just a spot on the map of Kenya; it is a sanctuary, it’s a temporary home. My journey to Kakuma Refugee Camp unfolded stories that were as heart-wrenching as they were inspiring. Today, …

Eid Mubarak!

April 10, 2024

Returning to the comforts of hot morning coffee and lunch breaks feels wonderful after thirty days of Ramadan, where those who fasted abstained from daily pleasures like breakfast, lunch, coffee, water and snacks from sunrise to sunset. Today is the day of celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, one of my favorite days of the year, a time for feasting, friendship and …

The Golden Flame

David Shaw | April 9, 2024

A thirteen-year-old boy, his possessions close at hand and surrounded by strangers, is on his way to New Jersey. He left his small Italian town for a multi-day trek by foot and train to Naples and then boarded a ship, one larger than any he had ever seen. He is alone in the North Atlantic, a place feared for its …