A face-to-face encounter with migrants

“It’s one thing to read about migrants and refugees. But having a chance to meet immigrants, seeing their faces and hearing their voices… it’s different than seeing it in a headline,” reflected one parishioner as he sipped his coffee at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit in Mullica Hill....

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An eye-opening presentation on refugee journeys

They came with an open mind to learn and to understand. Parishioners, clergy, religious and interested community members. About 25 of them. They gathered in the parish center of Saint Thomas More in Cherry Hill to share a meal as Catholic Charities panelists shared with them some of the journeys...

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Campus tour opens doors for refugee teens

“If you could be anything when you grow up, what would you want to be?” It is a question that many young Americans have been asked. Often adults use it as a conversation starter. Other times, it’s a question that encourages youth to use their imaginations and to think about...

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From the Battlefield to the Nursing Field: a desire to serve

  His life seemed to resemble that of a typical young adult – spending his early 20’s pursuing a degree in teaching, landing his first job as an English teacher, getting married, and financially helping his family members. Except the year was 2013, and the place was war-torn Afghanistan. Despite...

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Connecting with the Community through Clay

Samrawrit’s hands meticulously folded around a block of clay as she carefully molded the nebulous wet blob into a specific design. The oddly shaped contours drew interest from another teen from Burma. “What is that?” he asked curiously. “It’s my home country of Ethiopia,” she explained, as she poured red,...

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