privilege

The Privilege of Freedom of Movement

by Editor on May 8, 2020

by Nicolette Hutcherson Lebanon has never been an easy place for us to live. We’ve been here long enough that we’ve passed through some really difficult times – suicide bombings, the garbage crisis, threat of war. This year has been an absolute doozy. 204 days (and counting!) of Revolution. Economic collapse. And now corona. Schools […]

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White Expat Privilege

by Jerry Jones on February 7, 2020

So this happens. A lot. I get into a taxi and say “ni hao” (“hello” in Chinese). The taxi driver’s eyes get wide and he says, “Waaahhh, your Chinese is SO good!” My daughter, on the other hand, could get in the exact same car, with the exact same driver and say the exact same […]

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White Privilege in Western Missions

by Editor on October 9, 2016

“There’s really no such thing as the voiceless. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” – Arundhati Roy *          *          * I am an Asian American, born and raised in the States, a child of immigrants. Growing up, my faith was deeply influenced by Western Christian thought, but always experienced in the […]

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A Philosophical (Running) Life Overseas

by Rachel Pieh Jones on December 6, 2013

running wealth

Other posts in the series: A Practical (Running) Life Overseas (tips for starting to run as an expat) A Communal (Running) Life Overseas (building community while doing what you love) A Philosophical (Running) Life Overseas  I run with my iPhone. In an armband. With earphones. In Djibouti this makes me feel excessively wealthy, especially when I consider […]

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