Refugee Report: Using Multimedia to Tell Syrian Stories [St. Jane Archives]

BY CHRISTIAN M. PATTERSON Jack Leslie, former chairman of USA for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and current board member of the United States African Development Foundation and the Advisory Committee for Voluntary Foreign Aid, wrote a piece showcasing different methods of showcasing the struggles of refugees in different media. Leslie writes on the three…

Garden [St. Jane Archives]

BY RAE LEMKE SPRUNG I grew out of fresh starts and believing in silver-tongued promises of second chances; thought stagnation was a curse and I had knocked on the witch’s door and paid for it and with the curse came pain – a buried-deep kind of awful underground in grief and heavy silence. souls are…

Refugee Report, Week Two: Texas Sues Org Helping Refugees [St. Jane Archives]

BY CHRISTIAN M. PATTERSON The biggest NGO in the news this past week has been the New York non-profit International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC is the humanitarian aid organization trying to place refugees in Dallas. In response, the state of Texas has resisted placement, claiming that the IRC and the federal government have bypassed the state’s…