Tag Archive: refugees

A LITTLE CHURCH IN BILLINGS

  When I first arrived at this little church in Billings, Missouri I was anxious. I was told that, in this town of around 1,000 people, 80% of the congregants were Trump supporters,… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

AN AFFIRMATION OF PARTNERSHIP

  The astrology of Chani Nicholas always speaks to me in deep and moving ways. This week’s horoscope was no different – it reminded me of the relationships I’m involved in here in… Continue reading

CONTEXT MATTERS

  The work being done in Katerini, on the surface, may seem similar to the work being done here in Budapest for refugees. Both ministries started out on a congregational level and have… Continue reading

THE POWER OF A PARK BENCH

  Written February 23rd Today began with a full shift in the nursery and when Dia and I arrived at the building to meet the teacher we learned that the two Syrian women… Continue reading