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Months-Long Church Service Comes to an End

After 2,300 continuous hours of service, the Tamrazyan family has been granted temporary protection under Dutch law. Hundreds of pastors from the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium participated in the protest against the deportation order issued to the Armenian family in October 2018. Under Dutch law, police are forbidden from disrupting a church service to make an arrest. Incredibly, the Dutch government has now agreed to review hundreds of cases of young migrants whose asylum applications had been rejected due to lack of cooperation with deportation orders. 

Challenged About the Wall

In this fascinating and easy-to-absorb piece, the author recounts being challenged by a Trump supporter to make a solid case against building a border wall. Her response is a practical, eleven point list of reasons that the wall is impractical, ineffective, and full of damaging consequences. What makes her list unique, however, is that she drew these conclusions from analyzing all conservative or right-wing data! Because she spoke with the language of her challenger, her points were impossible to refute. For those of us who struggle to know how to converse with someone whose priorities seem so different from ours, this article gives helpful language to begin conversations!