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From the monthly archives: September 2014

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Paying Freedom Forward: Practical Ways to Support Religious Freedom by Nell Green

As an American living overseas for about 20 years, I had many occasions to examine my American heritage and the freedoms I hold dear in juxtaposition to other political systems and cultural mores. I dare say anyone living overseas for any time comes to the realization that many things are not necessarily right or better because they are American; they are just different. When I left Texas in 1986 to go to West Africa I left what was essentially a mono-cultural milieu. For the most part, we understood our environment, our culture, and the people around us. Increasing diversity in ethnicities, nationalities, religious systems, etc has forced the average American to examine faith, culture, and political ideology. That is a positive thing! 

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Smuggling and trafficking: What are our responsibilities?

It was a normal school day. She worked with the children who needed some help with their English. One day a child asked her if she knew what a “coyote” was. She said, “Of course…it looks sort of like a small dog but is wild.” “No, teacher,” he responded. “A coyote is a person. My uncle is a coyote. I go with him to Mexico. We pick up a bunch of people and put them in our truck. Then we take them to San Antonio and put them in my grandmother’s garage. After a while, we send them out to work.”

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