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FOREIGNERS IN THEIR MIDST

  So much has changed since my last trip to Katerini in February. PERICHORESIS, the church-affiliated non-profit that I will be working with here, now has three separate programs all running simultaneously with… Continue reading

LAYING A FOUNDATION

  Upon my arrival in Greece (in 97 degree heat, no less) I was whisked away to settle into my “home” in Katerini for the next two weeks – a delightful little apartment… Continue reading

THEY HELD ME CLOSE

  A few days ago I said goodbye to my community at Kalunba for the next two weeks as I journey to Katerini, Greece for job training and so much more. As I said farewell… Continue reading

IN ORDER TO ACCLIMATE

  This Wednesday I will again travel to Katerini, Greece for a two week trip – but this time I don’t go merely as a volunteer, like I have the last two times.… Continue reading

YOUNG MEN OF MILITARY AGE

When I first moved to Hungary I was often asked by well-meaning friends and family if I felt safe. What they usually meant by this was “I’ve watched the news and all those… Continue reading

THE TENSION CONTINUES

This is part two of my blog post recapping the insane political changes that have occurred in Hungary since my arrival in the fall of 2015. There has been palpable tension ever since I… Continue reading

PALPABLE TENSION IN HUNGARY

There has been palpable tension ever since I moved to Budapest – in the way people interact with me, the media campaigns that aim to instill fear in the hearts of citizens in… Continue reading

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ROUND TWO

This year I had the pleasure of attending the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly for the second time, and it didn’t disappoint. Last year I went as the Youth Representative for the International Presbytery, but this… Continue reading

SMALL BUSINESSES MAKE SUSTAINABLE LIVES

As part of my work with Kalunba Ltd., the official implementing partner of the RCH’s Unit for Refugee Integration, I update and refresh the website. I recently wrote a quick post for them about the… Continue reading

THE JOB INTERVIEW

  This morning started as many of mine do in Budapest – with me running late for my morning at the Ecumenical Office and rushing to get ready on time. Except today there… Continue reading