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The executive orders blocking refugee admissions and the subsequent legal challenges to those orders have continued to make news headlines and create uncertainty about refugee resettlement in the US. For updates on the situation, we recommend that you follow our national partners Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries on Facebook.
From October 2016 through September 2017, we welcomed 316 refugees. We welcomed 21 new arrivals in September from Somalia, Eritrea, Nepal/Bhutan and Iraq and are hoping to welcome 14 individuals in November.
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Here’s the latest news about our recent book, This Much I Can Tell You. They say that in the book business, 25% of the work is creating and publishing the book–75% is getting other people to read it. It’s hard to imagine that the bulk of this project is still yet to come, but we are excited about all of the opportunities we will have to share these inspiring stories with others in Minnesota. After our big book release celebration on June 20th, we’ve taken a bit of a break to recuperate and focus on our insanely busy summer here at MCC Refugee Services. In July alone, we welcomed over 70 individuals to Minnesota. To put that in perspective, that is about 25% of our expected number for the entire fiscal year! This book project is only a small piece of what MCC Refugee Services is all about. We are in the … Continue reading
Allie Shah, a reporter for the Star Tribune, wrote an article about This Much I Can Tell You. The article was printed in the Saturday print issue and is also posted online. Click here to view the digital version. We love it when newspapers or other media outlets report on our book. These remarkable stories benefit greatly from this kind of media exposure. If you know somebody in the media, consider telling them about This Much I Can Tell You and pitching it as a story idea for their publication. Let us know if you do!
Julia Dinsmore, author of My Name is Child of God, not “Those People”, has endorsed our book! Julia is a local advocate for ending homelessness, a poet, a songwriter and a grandmother. Thanks for making time to read our book, Julia, and for your beautiful words! Your own life and work is an inspiration to us.