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Celebration and “A Better Human Fellowship”

Celebration is another constant at Casa de los Amigos. While their styles have changed over these past six decades, fun and fellowship have always been an enormous part of what we do and we have seen that fun can be as transformative a force as compassion, understanding, and peace action. The Casa’s irrepressible life-affirming energy,

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Eight Decades of Refugee Assistance

  Recently, we were looking through posters from the 1980’s calling for solidarity with Central American refugees who were fleeing their homes due to civil wars. Tragically, 25 years later, these messages are still current. And so is our faithful response as a community. We’ve seen that small, consistent acts of hospitality and solidarity can

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Los 60 Años

What will you do when you turn 60? What did you do when you turned 60? The Casa’s turns 60 next year and we’re going to celebrate. Get excited for this next chapter of history by reflecting with us on the “then and now,” looking back a bit before looking forward. Over these next two

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A Conga Line

A Visit from the Caravan of Central American Mothers Every year at this time, I write about the arrival of the Caravan of Central American Mothers and their powerful and affecting work of searching for their missing children who have disappeared on Mexico’s migrant trail. This year, I thought to myself, “Maybe the Casa community

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Lo Que Pasa: Fall 2015

October is already over? It’s been awhile since we’ve sent out a Lo Que Pasa, but not because of lack of news and activities! This summer brought a full house of long-term guests and friends, 10 amazing weeks with our four Haverford College summer interns, visits and outreach to Quaker meetings and activities in the

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A Place to Live in Peace

“I just need a place where I can live in peace,” exclaimed a Casa Solidarity Lodging guest, reflecting on his long journey to find refuge. Over these past few months, the world has turned its attention to the exodus of millions of people escaping from Syria’s brutal civil war. Here in Mexico, we are facing

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