Bishop Kuol leads a prayer with homeless South Sudanese refugees living in the Jungle. (Photo by Sy Beam / The Seattle Times)

The Jungle shows Seattle’s not immune to global poverty

A visit to “The Jungle” alongside a bishop from South Sudan shows our city is not immune to the extreme poverty we usually only associate with other countries.
Jun 2, 2016
An ash covered Mundarichild celebrates the first South Sudan Independence Day in 2011. (Photo by Giovanni Turco / Freedom House DC)

We, the children of war in South Sudan, reject this war

I come from a place with a long memory of war.
Jan 21, 2014
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Northwest parents fostering a refuge from global conflict

Taking in a teenager from a conflict zone halfway around the world might not be for everyone. But some globally-oriented Northwest families are opening their minds, and homes, to a different kind of foster care.
Jan 17, 2014
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The visitor brings the sharpest knife

Telling the stories of others is a fraught endeavor. It’s hard enough when you’re doing it in your own city or community, but interpreting cultures and places that are not your own is especially problematic. International journalists and travel writers take (often deserved) criticism for superficiality, ethnocentrism or exoticizing their subjects. Not a day has passed since […]
Jun 4, 2012