Join our World Refugee Day Chicago 2021 events now!

Join the celebrations 6/16 and 6/19/2021!

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Let me brag on my huge, supportive family

We will always be there for each other at a moment’s notice, and we will always welcome others into our family when they need a place to belong.

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Food for the soul | a recipe and activity

Skye’s Splendid Soup is best if set in multicultural bowls, with refugees and Congolese friends, and eaten with deeply thoughtful people. What’s your recipe??

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Some say refugees. I say friends.

I spend nearly every day of the week hanging out at the houses of refugees or having them over my place. On weekends many of us attend church together, all weekend long. On weekdays others of us eat lunch together; I always look forward to 12:30. Several of us practice music together, all of us…

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Platonic Valentines are the best kind

“Are you okay?” Class has ended for the day, and I’m walking past the library toward my house when I see one of my best friends travelling in the opposite direction. I pause to greet him, white snow shining in the peripheral and wet asphalt beneath my boots.  In an instant he reads my eyes and…

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