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Shelley Campagnola from Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support joins the podcast to talk about their work and the current state of refugee acceptance in Canada and the United States. For more on MCRS, visit mcrs.ca.
- How MCRS supports refugee claimants and why these claimants are seeking help (1:15)
- The Mennonite roots of MCRS (4:06)
- Other help for refugees in the Kitchener-Waterloo area (5:30)
- The Christian/biblical basis for helping refugees (7:45)
- The general process for a refugee in Canada (10:12)
- Main differences between Canada and the U.S. and how they welcome refugees (20:40)
- The length of the refugee claim process (25:12)
- The safe third country agreement and how that impacts refugees to Canada and the U.S. (27:31)
- Increasing fear of the “other”, including refugees, in North America (31:26)
- How to help MCRS in their work (44:26)
Ebony and Steve return for one more episode of Black Gal, White Guy to say farewell to the show as they move on to focus on other things. Some of the topics include:
- Steve’s recommendation: the podcast VS. (1:38)
- Ebony’s recommendation: Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown (3:55)
- Ebony and the Kinky Curly Theological Collective (8:20)
- Steve and Village of Hope leaving Portland (14:45)
- Ebony’s concerns (23:55)
- Steve giving space for other voices (27:50)
- Ebony’s parting words for listeners (31:25)
- Steve’s parting words for listeners (35:15)
Note: they did actually record this a while ago and I (Ryan, the editor and distributor) did not realize it until recently – I had stopped regularly checking after they told me they were wrapping up, so I didn’t realize they had recorded one more episode a few weeks later. Oops.
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