Tagged with refugees

Supporting refugees in Lebanon

Supporting refugees in Lebanon

In many ways, the needs of refugees in Beirut have moved from the category of relief to development.  Now that’s not to say that there are not refugees who are hungry or in desperate need of shelter, because there certainly are.  But I’ve noticed a subtle shift in many organizations from providing food and clothing … Continue reading

Words are cheap. Do something.

Words are cheap. Do something.

I have been heartsick over the way the tragedy in Paris has so quickly been turned into an opportunity to spew hatred against the most vulnerable – those fleeing the same evil that blew themselves up in the heart of Europe. I thought about writing a post about what I believe a Christian response should … Continue reading

When it’s okay to hit a child

There was a story going around social media last week about an employee at Dunkin’ Donuts Hamra who beat up a Syrian child beggar.  There were pictures of both the boy and the employee circling with the story.  Since then, there have been claims that the boy wasn’t beaten as bad as the pictures showed, … Continue reading

Illegal curfews

One of the most common questions we get from family and friends back home about our life in Lebanon is “do you feel safe?” We generally answer that, yes, we feel very safe.  We feel more safe walking the streets of Beirut that we would in any major city in the States.  And it’s true.  … Continue reading

On Hamra’s streets

The old faces are still there. The man with the swollen foot begging just off Bliss.  The old men selling lottery tickets outside the hospital.  The three women selling gum on the steps of Idriss.  The group of a dozen or so Palestinian kids begging for money and food around the cafes on Hamra street. … Continue reading