Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Iraqi refugees

The Evangelist has a nice article about some of the 27 Iraqi refugees who have settled in the Albany diocese "through a U.S. State Department program that is administered here and in other regions by Catholic Charities and other groups." And how are the refugees doing?
“Our neighborhood is so friendly; you didn’t see that in Egypt or Iraq,” said Zaid.

“In Iraq, you were afraid to do anything or talk to anyone on the street,” added Ali. “You don’t know if they’re trying to kill you. It’s not like that at all here. They will say ‘hi’ or ‘good morning’ all the time. They may be little things to them, but they’re big to us.”

Of course, that's not the whole story, which you can read here.

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