Refugee Resettlement Lessons From the 1980s  Published 11/23/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMERefugeeGirlVietnam

Imagine: the unfamiliar streets, mixed scents of street vendors and rotting sewage, and the... more

2 Ways You Can Support and Protect Syrian Refugees  Published 11/20/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMEimage (2)

We are grateful and awed by your efforts over the last few days to support Syrian refugees. In the wake of recent attacks in Paris, Baghdad, and across the Middle East, refugees have unjustifiably become the targets of hostility, rather than compassion, in the United States. While not surprised,... more

Welcoming the Stranger and Protecting Children  Published 11/19/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMEEllis Island Sunset

Recently, I was in New York City with Seafarers International House to attend their Friend of Immigrants award event, which were presented this year to two... more

LIRS Response to ISIS attacks and Syrian refugee resettlement  Published 11/16/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMECandlelightVigil_600b

We are broken with grief at the senseless loss of life in Paris, as well as the deaths in Beirut, Egypt and across the Middle East – all at the hands of brutal terrorists. These actions of ISIS are the embodiment of evil, carried out by champions of death and cruelty. They are intended to... more