The Work of Tolerance and Inclusion in a Period of Extremism

The Syrian refugee crisis and recent terrorist attacks have pushed the American public to delve into civic questions of who 'we' are and where we draw lines of inclusion and exclusion in our society. We've asked Meghan Horner, a longtime professional working in refugee resettlement and non-profit/NGO development, to write this guest post offering a perspective on … Continue reading The Work of Tolerance and Inclusion in a Period of Extremism

Texas and the Politics of Exclusion

By Tiffany Puett First published at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tiffany-puett/texas-and-the-politics-of-exclusion_b_8594446.html Last Friday night, several armed terrorists coordinated attacks around the city of Paris that left 129 people dead. The terrorist group ISIS, or Daesh, has claimed responsibility. The day before the Paris attacks, suicide bombers with ISIS affiliation killed 43 people and wounded 239 more in Beirut. The attacks … Continue reading Texas and the Politics of Exclusion

The Distance Between Syria and El Salvador

By Lauren Horn Griffin As I scrolled through my Facebook and Twitter feeds yesterday, I was immediately bombarded with the distressing image (or references to the image) of a Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. The commentary, without exception, was filled with words of grief and sympathy—even calls to action. Mothers, grateful for … Continue reading The Distance Between Syria and El Salvador