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The Intersection of Migration and Climate Crisis

by Durstyne Farnan, OP

For the last three years I’ve been ministering with the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, WI.  When I began the sisters were just completing their negotiations with Lutheran Social Services to house refugees.  Three years later the sisters have had four families living in the duplex known as the “Refugee Home.”

In June we invited two of the families to the motherhouse to greet them after their initial few months of adaptation. Both families are from Myanmar. Due to religious and ethnic persecution they became refugees. The younger family, a family sought refuge in Thailand for seven years.  The other family came from a refugee camp in Bangladesh with three children ages seven to sixteen. (To read more, download the PDF below)

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