Archive for the ‘Migration’ Category

Refugees are not statistics

Dear Friends for Life:    

The UN estimates that about 60 million people are displaced forcibly in the world. Would these people be called “Refugees” or “Migrants”? Online news as well as the mass media use these terms interchangeably, yet there is a great difference which affects our approach when tackling this problem. Continue reading

World’s Most Persecuted

rohingya-muslimsDear Friends for Life:     Who are the Rohingyas? The Rohingya are a Muslim people in the Buddhist-majority countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Not only are they the world’s most persecuted minority group, but they are not officially recognized by governments as an ethnic minority group. For decades they have been subjected to discrimination and violence by the Buddhist majority. Continue reading

21st Century Asian Slaves

Dear Friends for Life:  The crisis of health of trafficking victims in Southeast Asia deepens as a recent study finds victims badly abused. The research discovered that people caught in trafficking suffer beatings, neglect and severe health problems no matter where they end up working. Continue reading

If Only I Would Listen

keep-christ-animbigDear Friends for Life:   It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.   -(Mother Teresa) Continue reading

Families Torn Apart

Dear Friends for Life,   While many of us live in the comfort of safety, our Yazidi brothers and sisters in Iraq continue to face starvation, lack of water, and threats to their safety. Fleeing from Mt. Sinjar, hundreds and thousands search for safety today in Iraq’s northern regions. Continue reading

“Comfort Zones” Creating A Lost Generation

Dear Friends,  A tremendous crisis hangs over the world today and continues to expand. Does the majority out there really care? Or has humanity reached a stage in which those living in “comfort zones” no longer care about those suffering in “non-comfort zones”. Continue reading