As the U.S. continues its evacuations of American citizens and Afghans who have worked for the U.S. over the past 20 years, faith-based refugee resettlement organizations are leading efforts to help Afghans settle into the country.
As the U.S. mission in Afghanistan now falls apart in apocalyptic fashion, it is important we learn from this failure. The integrity of the American Church’s public witness in the future demands revisiting our role two decades ago in lending support to the tragedy that
In this issue of A Public Witness, we consider the failure of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan amid the unfolding humanitarian crisis. And we offer some lessons we hope Christians will consider from this war miscast as a crusade.
As most Americans absorbed the shock of the Taliban’s full takeover of Afghanistan over the weekend, officials at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service followed the rapidly deteriorating situation with resignation, knowing it could have gone differently.
Like many other ministry leaders around the world, Air Force Chaplain Dan Thompson has needed to make a number of adjustments to minister to the people he shepherds in Afghanistan. Now, when he counsels people, he sits six feet away.