Category Archives: International Rescue Committee

ABILENIANS CELEBRATE REFUGEES

By LORETTA FULTON In the fall of 2003, the International Rescue Committee annouced that it would open a satellite office of the Dallas office in Abilene. By January 2004, the first of many to come had arrived in Abilene. On Jan. 24, Abilenians joined refugees and IRC staff and volunteers to celebrate their 15-year partnership. Abilene has been enriched and

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‘IT IS ABOUT FINDING LIGHT IN YOURSELF’

  Editor’s Note: Daina Jurika-Owen is a former refugee resettlement professional and is an academically trained folklorist. A native of Riga, Latvia, Jurika-Owen lives in Abilene. She is the author of a new book, Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives. The following story about a refugee named Isaac is similar to stories in the book, which can be purchased through her website, www.amayabooks.com, Texas

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