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Author Kathryn Kraft

When she stood up from the little stool on which she had been perched throughout our interview, I saw that she was indeed pregnant. I guessed about seven months. But, I thought, she already had seven children, a sunken eye and a lost home. I wondered if she wanted this baby or if her husband […] Read More

There are presently more than 63.9 million “persons of concern” in the world. This designation includes refugees, people awaiting recognition as refugees and people who have fled their homes but not sought refuge in another country (internally displaced persons or IDPs). Of these, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports, 16.1 million are […] Read More

Cairo, Egypt, is one of the world’s largest metropolises. Many people associate Cairo with the Giza Pyramids, with one of the most impressive national museum collections in the world, and with the more recent iconic images of protests in Tahrir Square during the early days of the so-called Arab Spring. If you have visited Cairo, […] Read More

Many churches in Lebanon are providing assistance including food, blankets, clothing or education to refugees, most of whom are from Syria. They also engage refugees in a variety of other social and religious activities within the everyday life of the church. Churches are doing this as an expression of Christ’s love for all people and […] Read More