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Fellowship of suffering

Iraq | How to make a micro-business from refugee strife
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/14/19, 01:28 pm

RERBIL, Iraq—Like many living in northern Iraq, Nour Adil watched helplessly as her city filled with Syrian War refugees and Iraqis when ISIS took over and destroyed nearby cities. 

“We saw lots of ladies looking for jobs but having a hard time finding them,” Nour recalls. Her mother was skilled at sewing, and Nour had management skills from years in banking. Hopeful Hands was born. 

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Place of refuge

International | Protestant church in the Netherlands ends 96-day service to protect migrant family
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 02:46 pm

A church in the Netherlands last week ended a collaborative 96-day worship service it started to protect a refugee family. The Dutch governing coalition agreed last Tuesday to reassess the family’s case, along with those of 700 children who were raised in the country as their parents sought asylum.

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Faith and fury

Politics | In the latest White House tell-all, a former aide says his Christian beliefs conflicted with administration policies
by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/31/19, 05:10 pm

WASHINGTON—Cliff Sims’ Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House is the latest installment in a new subgenre of literature, the West Wing tell-all. Unlike Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury or Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, Sims’ book, released Tuesday, does not primarily target President Donald Trump.

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