I am an Immigrant 

I am an immigrant. I know what it feels like to be completely out of place. Out of sorts. Out of language. Out of body. Out of country. I know what it means to start from nothing. No friendships. No strength. No community. I know what it feels like to have the days stretch into […]

How Did It Feel to be Hungry?

“Why do you do this?” I asked her. We were walking through the front doors at church, on our way to our cars in the parking lot and the rest of Monday. We’d just set up the sanctuary with food to fill 80 summer hampers for families from the inner city schools in our community: […]

Want to Be a Bearer of Justice? Have your Feet Washed.

“True bearers of justice are people who have had their feet washed.” –Gwen McVicker I am blessed to have an extraordinary mother-in-law. Gwen is the woman God used to first crack open my heart for justice, right alongside the prophet Isaiah. I’ve had the privilege of writing a 40-day prayer journal with her, traveling with […]

'Women for Sale' store highlights sex trafficking in Israel; Taking Action in Canada

An installation of real women for sale is getting many second looks at a mall in Tel Aviv. WomanToGo is a display of women with a price tag that includes age, weight, measurements and country of origin to draw attention to Israel’s problem with human trafficking. What I like is that this campaign puts a […]

Benjamin Perrin launches Invisible Chains in Vancouver: the first book on human trafficking in Canada

I sat in the lobby with a few others, making notes, while Benjamin Perrin, UBC Law professor launched his brand-new book Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking at the Chan Centre last night. Not getting a seat, even though I pre-registered, was still worth it. (I was able to go in during the […]