Sitting Together


WHILE much attention has been given in recent years to the needs of refugees, it’s become increasingly clear that there’s an equal need, actually a great need, to provide residents of a country (both young and old alike) with materials to help them neither fear this challenge, nor feel indifferent to it. Thus we embark on a modest project this new year called, Sitting Together.  The materials below, however simple, are meant to start the process of helping parents, grandparents, teachers, and mentors (all who work with young people), to equip them to understand what it means to be a refugee—as well as a neighbor.    

P.S. We’re beginning with just 1 story as, just before we were ready to put this month’s issue online, our incredible editors recommended several needed changes to our other little books.


for children and young people interacting with immigrants and refugees. 
[Click cover to open story.  More coming soon.]


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