CC Issue 49 / Reflections / Social Work / Theology / Faith

On Keeping Your Eyes Open, The Power of Friendship and Life Inside an Iraqi Refugee Camp. (Part Two)

I wanted to tell us about Iraq. Yes, me and you, you and me. But of course, as I sit down to write this essay I am struck by how little I know. Like, one percent of the story. Maybe. All month I have thought to myself what can I possibly say about life inside … Continue reading

CC Issue 48 / Reflections / Social Work / Theology / Faith

On Keeping Your Eyes Open, The Power of Friendship, and Life Inside an Iraqi Refugee Camp (Part One)

I have a friend who lives in Irbil, Iraq. Of course she is my hero. We met each other young. 18 and ready to take on the world. Bible school prayer partners for better or worse. (That was 15 years ago.) Our roads have not been straight. We have both been all over this great … Continue reading