Stories

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Last week we talked about love. This week (of all weeks!), can we also talk about one of the grittiest works of love: forgiveness? I remember

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Deciding To Love

Deciding To Love

If you’re on social media, you’ve probably seen the phrase, “I don’t know you, but I love you.” How does that sit with you? It’s

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Refuge Coffee Co. | Ali's Story

Ali’s Story

Photo Credit: Taryn Schultz Like many refugees, Ali Mohammed has never known a life without war. His homeland, Sudan, was at war when he was

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Refuge Coffee Co. | How to Engage

How to Engage

Furaha, Leon’s wife, at the baby shower. When I have a meeting with someone at Refuge for the first time, I often warn them that

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Refuge Coffee Co. | Play

Play

Photo Credit: Joe Gonzales I confess that I love to play. And I really love it when I can give people some hope that they

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Refuge Coffee Co | Somayyah’s Story – Part One

Somayyah’s Story

Somayyah shows me the mug she found in the gift shop at The King Center in downtown Atlanta: “I have a dream that my four little children

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Refuge Coffee Co. | Ahmad, Dreaming

Ahmad, Dreaming

I remember how I used to dream… As a young pharmacist in Damascus, I dreamed of starting a family, of establishing my own home, of

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