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Articles About refugees

  • Sanctuary explored as ICE activity increases

    Edith Espinal, an undocumented Mexican-born woman who has lived in the Columbus area for decades, is shown here being welcomed by the Columbus Mennonite Church, which for the last year has provided her sanctuary to protect her from deportation. Pastor Joel Miller, pastor of the Columbus church, will speak this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at Rockford Chapel, of his church’s experience in offering sanctuary. (Submitted photo)

    When friends of Dayton attorney Kathleen Kersh express their outrage at the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S./Mexican border, Kersh reminds them: the very same activity is taking place in Ohio, and at an ever-increasing rate.

  • Yellow Springs artists visit Greek refugee camp

    Local artists Beth Holyoke, left, and Kaethi Seidl spent a month in a Greek refugee camp in February. Back home in Holyoke’s Yellow Springs studio, they looked over photos of some of the children they worked with at the camp. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Many of us see the photos and hear stories of the current refugee crisis and feel overwhelmed. What can one person do? A lot, according to local artists Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidl.

  • A Yellow Springs roundtable on refugee crisis

    More than 60 million people around the world are refugees and migrants, according to recent UN figures. What can a village of 3,500 do?