Despite protests, the group persisted in welcoming refugees to their community.
Ordinary people from Syria, Libya, and Iraq shed light on the costs of conflict.
The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.
"Belief is not the 'substance of things hoped for.' Faith is."
Dennis Covington is famous for seeking faith in extreme places. Twenty years ago it was the snake-handling, poison-drinking Christians of southern Appalachia.
Aid organizations are overwhelmed by the scale of the current mass migration from the Middle East. So the work has fallen on other volunteers.
It's a humanitarian crisis that has riveted the international community: refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere seeking asylum from civil war and violence. Images of the small, drowned body of Aylan Kurdi ignited our consciences and challenged world leaders to begin addressing the needs of these refugees. The surge of unaccompanied minors into countries like Sweden mirrors the marked increase of Central American children entering the United States in 2014, fleeing violence at home.
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
"What's going on is a nation-building process. It's similar to what happened at the end of World War I, when major empires were destroyed."
“Two things about my own life became clear: I really did understand both sides, and I didn’t understand them at all.”
Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.
As many as 13.6 million people have been displaced by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. What can American Christians do?
"I sell exclusively to fellow Shi'ites and to Christians," says one Lebanese arms dealer. "Demand from Christians has increased immensely."