The Sept. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. “New Americans,” a photo essay by frequent contributor Asher Imtiaz, is the cover feature. This is from the brief introduction:
The people shown in this photo essay have come to the United States as refugees and asylum seekers from regions of conflict, political unrest, and persecution. They will call America their new home. Some will feel the sting of cultural prejudice. They will settle into apartments or houses and feel a newfound sense of safety. They will, in time, become citizens at celebratory naturalization ceremonies.
A father from Myanmar told a harrowing story of hiding inside a manhole to evade being shot. A few neighboring countries “treated me like a football,” he said.