Paul Jeffrey is a United Methodist missionary and journalist. He blogs at Global Lens (kairosphotos.com).
Syrian refugees hope for hospitality
Aid organizations are overwhelmed by the scale of the current mass migration from the Middle East. So the work has fallen on other volunteers.
Churches engage with gangs in El Salvador
The driver would only take me to Mejicanos once he talked to my contact at St. Francis of Assisi's. The church is neutral territory in a bloody landscape.
The search for Central American migrants
In a caravan of 45 people, mostly mothers looking for their disappeared children, Santos del Socorro Rojas was one of the lucky ones.
An Islamic legacy protected from jihadists
Before the jihadists fled Timbuktu in February, they burned the city's ancient manuscripts. Except all the ones the residents hid.
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