Monthly Archives: October 2017

These are our children, Part 3

By Deryal Yuksel Note from Kathie MM: This is the final installment of Deryal’s photo essay, which introduced us to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and  Ali, Syrian refugees who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Please look at their faces, hear their words. feel their … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 2

By Deryal Yuksel In last Wednesday’s post , we introduced you to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and Ali, child refugees from Aleppo, Syria, who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Their story continues in this photo essay. Unfortunately, most refugees experience indifference and neglect. We … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 1

By Deryal Yuksel Meet Hasan, Hatun, Hanna and Ali. They are refugees from Aleppo, Syria. They are lost between two lands, feeling accepted by none. Istanbul’s historic Balat district, is their new playground. Sometimes words in newspaper articles are just not enough for … Continue reading

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TRUE COLORS, Part 4

By Doe West [Note from Kathie: this is post 4 in a four part series  by Dr. Doe West,  award-winning psychologist and pastor. In response to the October 2006 mass shooting at the West Nickel Mines School in the Old … Continue reading

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