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Journey of a refugee

  Who is a Refugee? According to the 1951 Convention, the key legal document that defines who a refugee is.  Article 1 of this document defines refugee as someone who has fled his or her country “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group […]

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Bhutanese Refugees of Nepali Descent

  Today’s Bhutanese refugees are descendants of a group of Nepalese migrants who traveled to Bhutan in the late 1800’s in search of better farmland. Eventually the migrants settled in a low-lying, southern region which was infested with malarial mosquitoes and thus “shunned by the Druk Buddhist majority.” After several generations, the group became known […]

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Karen and Chin Burmese Refugees

  Burma is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Its citizens practice Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Animism; and speak over ten “mutually unintelligible” dialects. Around 35% of the country’s 52 million citizens are members of an ethnic minority.   The story of the Burmese refugees begins in 1947 when the British imperialists left Burma, a […]

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Connecting with our neighborhood’s growing Burmese community

On an unseasonable warm Saturday evening in December, 43 Burmese children and their mothers gather in what is either an unfinished or extremely rundown club house at the Newport Landing apartments on Walnut Hill. North Dallas resident Catherine Ogie-Lucas hurries around the room, laying down carpet so the children have a place to sit, carrying […]

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It’s not too soon to get in the spirit for #Giving Tuesday

Contact: Catherine Ogie-Lucas, Rockhaven Ministries, rockhavengroup@gmail.com Rockhaven Ministries joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to encourage spending with a purpose.  Pledges to Rockhaven Ministries based in Dallas, Texas has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people […]

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Rockhaven needs your support this #GivingTuesday

Catherine Ogie-Lucas, Rockhaven Ministries, Rockhaven, rockhavengruop@gmail.com Rockhaven Ministries joins the National #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose. Pledges to Rockhaven this #Giving Tuesday will support refugee families in our communities.  Rockhaven has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, […]

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