Sunday, March 9, 2014
Understanding The Refugee
It's easy to think that refugees have won a golden ticket of opportunity if they can make it to the U.S. But their challenges are far from over as they learn a new language, search for work, and sustain their families. Dana Doll of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan describes the stereotypes and the hurdles they face, and how volunteers can make all the difference for these resilient newcomers. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Child Sex Trafficking: In Your Town Too?
The most common form of slavery today is sex trafficking, with victims numbering in the millions. Although we may prefer to imagine it's mostly happening overseas, too many young victims are walking the streets of U.S. cities and towns. When youth worker Andy Soper found himself suddenly facing this ugly truth, he started The Manasseh Project to highlight the tragedy and what can be done to help. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Seven Deadly Sins
We see the "seven deadly sins" in board games and fashion magazines, but the List's purpose through the centuries has been to direct our hearts toward the things we all long for love, integrity, and freedom. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, author of Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies, considers the true definitions of these timeless--and often misunderstood--pitfalls. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Power of Writing
We hear about prisoners, but not so often from prisoners. When bestselling novelist Wally Lamb (She's Come Undone, I Know This Much is True) tried his hand at teaching prisoners to write, he had no idea how many lives would be impacted. Hear how their compelling stories were published after considerable opposition from the prison. Karen Saupe hosts.