Muslim rapper and BYU student Talal Sisalem said he raps to spread the message of love and acceptance to bring Arabs, Palestinians and the world together.
Brigitte Dautel immigrated to the United States in 1952 after escaping World War II in Germany. She characterizes her life by faith, hard work and a love for the freedom.
The Rev. Garang Gabriel Atem stood to address the crown of visitors. His kind eyes met the visitor’s as he described his refugee past and his adjustment to American culture. His soft smile beamed when he told of becoming a priest last year. Atem testified of God’s hand in his life, no matter where he was.
A team of BYU students won $5,000 and an opportunity for their ideas to be implemented by an organization positively impacting the refugee crisis.
The Provo-based Refugee Action Network recently began providing unique ways for college students to serve refugees.
Utahns gathered with balloons, posters, gifts and chocolate cake to welcome the last refugee family resettled by Catholic Community Services prior to the recent executive-ordered travel ban.