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The refugee experience of dislocation, cultural bereavement, confusion and constant change will soon be all of our experience. As the world becomes globalized, we’ll all be searching for a home.”
– Mary Pipher, The Middle of Everywhere
[The police] gave us a warning that myself and my assistants would be arrested. I wanted to talk to them, but they'd tell me, 'Keep quiet or you will go to jail.' I was quite upset. I decided I don't want to get in trouble for soccer."
– Nathaniel Nyok, founder, Lost Boys Soccer Team
No one person can do everything. But we can all do something.”
– Tracy Ediger, Fugees team manager
If you don’t change, you’re gone.”
—Bill Mehlinger, owner, Thriftown grocery store
Working with refugees makes you think that maybe there is something we need to learn from the ‘traditional’ world. Maybe our modern, ‘civilized’ world has lost something we need as human beings.”
– Jeremy Cole, education coordinator for young refugees in Clarkston
See that coach? I want him to sit down and be quiet. That's when you know we've won – when he sits down and shuts up."
– Luma Mufleh, coach of the Fugees
There was no food, no medicine, nothing…I saw my child sick for five days. When that child doesn’t die, you tell God – ‘Thank you.’”
– Beatrice Ziaty, a refugee from Monrovia, Liberia
Jesus said heaven is a place for people of all nations. So if you don’t like Clarkston, you won’t like heaven.”
– Rev. Phil Kitchin, pastor, the International Bible Church
There will be nothing but baseball down there as long as I’m mayor…Those fields weren’t made for soccer.”
– Mayor Lee Swaney
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