Eye on the world: Embracing the displaced

In “ ‘Let me cook you dinner’: Europe’s refugees find new way to integrateThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “as Europe attempts to handle its worst migration crisis since World War II, a key challenge for local governments has been how to integrate newcomers.” For the refugees from the Middle East, professional and cultural barriers makes adjusting to life in the West quite challenging. In response, new culinary programs are engaging refugee chefs to share the cuisine of their culture with locals. “It is one of a number of initiatives in Europe and the US to provide a space for refugees to not only use their existing skills and connect with local communities, but to allow local populations to gain a positive view of the people within Europe’s refugee crisis.” This loving reception of culture and community is demonstrating mankind’s capacity to embrace the displaced, which is needed more than ever across the world.

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