The Refugees’ Plight and the Church’s Response

On Monday, June 20th at 10am PST, Global Immersion in partnership with We Welcome Refugees is offering a webinar focusing on the harsh realities around the refugee crisis in the Middle East in honor of World Refugee Day and National Refugee Sunday. This webinar will include discussion around: Information about what is currently from leaders…

O.J.: Made in America. A Conversation on Racism, Privilege & Unjust Systems

  As racial tension surges, three media events have broken open a national conversation about race, power, and privilege.   The History Channel took a contemporary, deeply emotional, and jarringly realistic perspective on the original Roots miniseries. The legend, Muhammed Ali, passed away exposing a legacy of activism and creative resistance that was more powerful than his boxing career. ESNP…

A TGIP Webinar: Orlando Massacre – A Lament & Response

Sunday, June 12th was a historic day in America for all the wrong reasons. As of the time of this writing, there are 49 confirmed dead and dozens more injured in a mass shooting in a Orlando gay nightclub. The shooter claims to be Muslim, connected to ISIS and acting out of idealogical fidelity. The LGBTQ community is…

Conflict. Is it about Resolution or Transformation?

Alex Messarra is an emerging influencer from Houston, Texas who has been formed in large part due to her commitment to live in the posture of a learner as she navigates everyday life.  She is a photographer, a student, a global traveler, and participant in TGIP’s upcoming Learning Lab.  In this guest blog post,  Alex…

How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East

My heart is heavy. Every day for the past week, every social media outlet has told their version of the current uprising stretching across the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Yemen) . Whether it’s pictures of Embassy’s burned to the ground, rioting citizens or highly politicized comics, the surge of content has been anything but “feel-good”…