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October 11, 2016
Guest Blog Post by Paul Bartel Like all combat veterans, I am often drawn into reflection on the harrowing days of my warrior past. Through this inner conversation, I have learned to accept my identity as a killer of my fellow man. I have even...
October 10, 2016
  As part of United Religions Initiative North America’s #TangibleHope campaign, Veterans for American Ideals is recognizing veteran leaders who are continuing their service by building unity and standing up for American values. Through a series of...
October 7, 2016
On Monday a federal court dealt a major blow to Indiana’s anti-Syrian refugee policy. The state, which receives federal dollars to resettle some 1500 refugees annually, was directed by governor Mike Pence to halt all Syrian refugee resettlement in...
October 5, 2016
Human Rights First and Refugee Congress Delegates Meet with Lawmakers   By Joe Jenkins Last week refugees from across the country convened in Washington to share their stories of survival and determination. As part of the annual Refugee Congress,...
September 30, 2016
Fresh of the heels of the president’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees last week, Washington lawmakers met Wednesday to evaluate the country’s 2017 refugee resettlement plan. Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Sessions (R-AL) brought...
September 26, 2016
  As part of United Religions Initiative North America’s #TangibleHope campaign, Veterans for American Ideals is recognizing veteran leaders who are continuing their service by building unity and standing up for American values. Through a series of...
September 23, 2016
Early this week world leaders convened in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. A key focus: the world refugee crisis. On Monday the assembly adopted the “New York Declaration” in a historic show of international support for refugees. “In this new...
September 19, 2016
By Joe Jenkins After 20 years of service in the United States Marines, Gunnery Sergeant Emir Hadzic quietly took off his uniform, packed his bags, and prepared to live life as a civilian. But before he retired to his hometown of St. Louis, Gunnery...
September 19, 2016
By Joe Jenkins In North Texas, September 11th is not only a day of remembrance—it’s a time to rekindle the feeling of unity that swept the nation after that fateful day. For the past 15 years, Entrepreneurs for North Texas has hosted Freedom Day,...
September 16, 2016
Ahead of next week’s U.N. General Assembly and Refugee Leaders’ Summit, the White House celebrated National Welcoming Week, honoring the voices of refugees and highlighting efforts to build welcoming communities for the newest Americans. Veterans...

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