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Resources for Refugee Resettlement

Resources for Refugee Resettlement

Written by EDOT Staff on

Additional Resources for December Issue 2015   The Episcopal Church Resources  Episcopal Migration Ministries  The Episcopal Church     Local Diocesan Resources Austin - The Rev. Sherry Williams Houston - The Rev. Linda Shelton    For Refugees UNHCR (United ...

Go to a Land that I will Show you

Go to a Land that I will Show you

Written by The Rt. Rev. Pierre W. Whalon, D. D. on

As hundreds of migrants continue to drown in the Mediterranean, European leaders wring their hands and plan to “do something.” This crisis however has not just happened. Seven years ago, refugees arriving by sea were overwhelming the Italian and Greek authorities, who asked for help. This ...

Burmese Family Arrives Exhausted, Full of Hope

Burmese Family Arrives Exhausted, Full of Hope

Written by Carol E. Barnwell on

The Burmese family of seven still looked a bit dazed, having just arrived in Austin 36 hours earlier from Malaysia with a brief stopover in Los Angeles. Members of St. Christopher’s worked closely with Episcopal Migration Ministries and Refugee Services of Texas to furnish the small apartment ...

We Were like Sheep without a Shepherd

We Were like Sheep without a Shepherd

Written by Carol E. Barnwell on

Gladys Owade, 56, grew up privileged in Liberia, a West African country founded by freed slaves in 1847, but she has lived, and survived, a life of profound loss, terror and flight. All of the challenges she experienced as a refugee she has overcome, as she gained an unwavering faith in ...

Enthusiastic Welcome Allays  Fear of Resettlement

Enthusiastic Welcome Allays Fear of Resettlement

Written by Carol E. Barnwell on

The first, and most important task, for the al Dali family is to learn English. They have less than six months to become self-sufficient in their new Austin home before financial support from the Resettlement Services of Texas (RST) runs out. The four children, ages 10-16, can’t wait to go to ...

Kenyan Effort Supports Most Vulnerable

Kenyan Effort Supports Most Vulnerable

Written by EDOT Staff on

Heshima Kenya is a nonprofit organization in Kenya that helps unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women and their children living in Nairobi.

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