Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda and Board Chairman for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Uganda, Daniel Matte, applauded the leadership of General Yoweri Museveni, president of the Republic of Uganda, for opening the borders of Uganda to those who have fled into the country. Matte was speaking at a ceremo

“Room for Women” — Refugee and migrant girls and women share their stories in ADRA’s new publication

“Room for Women” — Refugee and migrant girls and women share their stories in ADRA’s new publication

ADRA`s publication “Room for Women” is a place where voices of refugee and migrant girls and women are heard. Today we join with ADRA in commemorating World Refugee Day. The number of people fleeing their home around the world is increasing every year, leaving them without home, security or ways to meet their basic needs. Girls and women among them

Three Days in Lesvos

Three Days in Lesvos

Remember that ethics class where you were asked “What would you do if you lived during World War II and such and such and such happened?” I used to think I’d never have to make a difficult decision of that sort. Somehow, those complicated dilemmas we hotly debated seemed more of an exercise in theoretical morality than anything close to what we’d f

How to Make a Tangible Difference in the Lives of Your Refugee Neighbors

How to Make a Tangible Difference in the Lives of Your Refugee Neighbors

Before the Syrian refugee crisis escalated all over social media with the photo of the dead child who was washed up on shore, I had very little awareness of what these people were experiencing. Then I began reading some of the Humans of New York stories, and I couldn’t help shedding a few tears for what these people had encountered to escape the ni

We Are All Refugees

We Are All Refugees

She is a daughter of a Lutheran pastor whose style of leadership has led some to call her “The Indispensable European.”  In recent months, her open-door migrant policy renewed hope and faith in the goodness of humanity in certain parts of the world. Unfortunately, this same policy has caused so much backlash in her country and Europe that many wond

Refugees and the Search for Security

Refugees and the Search for Security

Syrian refugees, the capsizing boats of immigrants, and the U.S. immigration policy toward those fleeing their countries in search of better lives have been heated topics in recent news headlines. While countries like Germany briefly opened their borders, the Canadian government has pledged up to $75 million (in US dollars) after it was criticized

The Economy, the Pope, and the Gospel

The Economy, the Pope, and the Gospel

On the morning of August 24, the Dow Jones plunged 1000 points to further heighten fears of a possible global economic crisis ahead. Economists and other observers have cited, among others, these causes for their concerns: China’s market volatility; the fall of oil prices from $100 per barrel last summer to below $50; the struggling price of copper