Tagged with Refugees

The Road from Damascus: How an Evangelical Syrian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement

The Road from Damascus: How an Evangelical Syrian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement

This article was first published at Christianity Today on November 7. Following Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another refugee crisis. According to the United Nations, 6.7 million Syrians have registered with their High Commission for Refugees. Turkey hosts the largest share, … Continue reading

An Iraqi Refugee Leads Us Home

An Iraqi Refugee Leads Us Home

Abu Rafi surveyed what once was a familiar scene. Displaced from Qaraqosh, Iraq by the marauding ISIS forces, his family of ten fled to Kurdistan where he secured a two bedroom apartment. Now with ISIS in retreat, he traveled back to see the wreckage. Their home was robbed and burned. They used to host many … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Drowning

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Drowning

God, Over 150 people are dead in a disaster off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. An equal number of would-be migrants were rescued, but the majority remain unaccounted for. Most on board the overloaded fishing boat were Egyptian, with a sizable segment of other nationalities. Turkey and Libya hold international focus as a launching pad of refugees … Continue reading