Posts filed under: Community

Supporting Refugees: A Three-Part Model to Restore Hope, Dignity and Purpose

To understand the reality of the life, loss and conditions of a refugee is often unrecognized or not properly understood. This post will share one example of an organization’s efforts to support refugees in the country of Rwanda. The project... Read More

Refugees: Their Experience & Our Perception

I am preparing to attend a Community of Practice this week organized by the American Bible Society.  This annual gathering includes an opportunity to network and learn from those committed to domestic and global trauma healing. This year’s theme is... Read More

Justice

  Today I attended the sentencing hearing for a local human trafficker.  Over the last 2 years since his arrest, VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking) Coalition, has sought to work alongside law enforcement and prosecutors by providing stabilizing support for... Read More

Lessons Learned While Ministering to Young People

I am preparing to teach a group of high school girls this weekend at a youth retreat. I have the privilege of talking about Deborah, a model of Biblical womanhood, and her partnership with Barak, a picture of God’s design... Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: What we don’t want to know & What we need to know

January 11 is designated National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  It is a day devoted to becoming more aware or making others aware that Human Trafficking is prevalent not only around our world, but in our own towns. It exists within... Read More

On Refugees

Several weeks ago I wrote a reflective response after visiting Congolese refugees in Louisville, Kentucky.  Little did I know that 2 websites would choose to post this article during such a controversial week on the topic.  I wrote it, considering... Read More

Listening to Trafficking Survivors

I am thankful to Sojourners’ Online Magazine for publishing something I have written:  Listening to Trafficking Survivors This piece includes some reflections of my work with human sex trafficking  survivors in the Lehigh Valley, PA region.  It’s not only a... Read More