Welcoming refugees, starting in our city

Today —January 21, 2020 — would have marked a deadline set by President Trump’s Executive Order 13888, designed to put a stop to refugee resettlement in the U.S. The order required state governors to decide whether they would request to resettle refugees into their state, or stick to the administration’s status quo and be automatically … Continue reading Welcoming refugees, starting in our city

Theme Overview: Migration

In national and international stories about migration, it’s not uncommon for statistics, policies, and political leaders to star as lead characters. Meanwhile, many of us encounter a very different migration story in everyday life — one that centers our friends, neighbors, communities, or perhaps ourselves.  Two U.S.-based writers are inviting us to look at the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration

Practices of Flourishing: Self-care in Ordinary and Crisis Conditions

Written by Cyanea Poon and Johanna Depenthal // “There is a time for self-care,” said Jay, getting up from the pile of blankets on the floor of the student union. “Let’s go.” I checked my phone and looked at Jay questioningly. It was the fall of 2014, a turbulent time in the United States, and … Continue reading Practices of Flourishing: Self-care in Ordinary and Crisis Conditions