7 Examples of Slower-Impact Humanitarian Crises

7 Examples of Slower-Impact Humanitarian Crises

“Humanitarian crisis” normally – and rightly – describes emergency situations where the well-being of people is in danger to a level that overwhelms their ability to respond. Currently, the influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border has earned the label,...
Entering the Darkness of Holy Week

Entering the Darkness of Holy Week

The United States suffered two mass shootings, one in Atlanta, Georgia, and the other in Boulder, Colorado, during a seven-day period. With the cries of the victims and their families still echoing in our ears, the Christian church prepares to enter Holy Week in...
One Way to End Immigration Reform Impasse

One Way to End Immigration Reform Impasse

The parable of the starfish tells the story of a young boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. If they remain beached after washing ashore, they will die. When a passerby tells the boy that he can’t really make a difference because there’s too many to help, the boy...
Why US Must Set Out Welcome Mat for Immigrants

Why US Must Set Out Welcome Mat for Immigrants

There is enough room at the table for immigrants. There always has been. That has not changed, but attitudes have. While many in the U.S. want to chant “Make America Great Again,” many folks around the world see America as “great enough!” That is because of the terror...
4 Ways You Can Help with Migrant Crisis

4 Ways You Can Help with Migrant Crisis

The Christian understanding of human rights begins with an acknowledgement of the imago Dei – that humans are created in God’s own image and likeness. Every person has inherent dignity, worth and certain rights just because we’re human beings. But with rights also...