While every refugee’s story is different and their anguish personal,
they all share a common thread of uncommon courage:
the courage not only to survive,
but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.
– Antonio Guterres
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.
― Carlos Fuentes
God dances with the outcast.
– Steven James
The majority of Americans, who are comparatively well-off,
have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest
misery almost without noticing them.
– Gunnar Myrdal
The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Seek Love …
In the darkness of night and the winter’s snow,
In the naked and outcast, seek Love there!
– William Blake
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast.
Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that
without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.
– Quentin Crisp
Being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.
- Mother Teresa
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
On members of the faithful:
They receive the wretched. They take strangers into their houses.
They comfort the sad. They lend to the needy. They clothe the naked.
They share their bread with the hungry. They do not turn their face from the poor.
This is the kind of brotherhood we teach.
Menno Simons (1496 – 1561) Founder of the Mennonites
Hazaras have long been seen as outsiders in Afghan society,
routinely subject to discrimination, and set apart by both their features and their Shiite religion,
in a land where the majority practice the Sunni faith.