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Honoring International Day of the African Child

Uncover History You Won’t Find in Your Textbooks 46 years ago, 10,000+ students marched the streets of Soweto, South Africa, peacefully protesting for better education. Students rallied to learn in their own languages, but government officials met their demands with sheer brutality. As a result, thousands lost their lives that afternoon. Today, we remember the […]

Christianity Today & Exile Int’l Presents “Faith in the Face of Bullet Fire”

What Happens When Steadfast Faith Collides with Wartime Trauma? By Bethany Williams First appeared in the February Globe Issue of Christianity Today “Deep breaths, Beth.” I repeated the words as I stood above the hospital bed. “Deep breaths.”  I had met Joseph Ndekezi 12 years earlier when my life had already profoundly changed. Experiences of trauma […]

Thousands Displaced | Emergency Relief Needed

A prominent rebel group advanced in Eastern Congo, displacing 72,000+ children & families. Thousands of children and families recently fled their communities to avoid rebel activity near a major city in DRC. These uprisings stretched across the surrounding communities, several of which are home to Exile peace programs, forcing 665 youth and foster families in Exile’s […]

Letter from Exile’s co-CEOs

  Dear Friends, What an incredible year! Full of overcoming tragedy, defying the odds, and renewed life for thousands! This has been a year of triumph and tears — happy tears and sad tears. In 2021, Exile program teams and beneficiaries overcame a volcano eruption, two waves of COVID (with strict lockdowns), and significant safety concerns. Rather than saying, “This […]

Exile Family Homes Destroyed | Emergency Relief Needed

On May 22nd, Mount Nyiragongo erupted outside of Goma, DR Congo, killing many, destroying villages, and displacing thousands. After returning home, many families in the Exile community found their homes destroyed, even more returned to find all their possessions looted. Multiple Exile programs in Congo have been affected by the volcanic eruption. Now, is the […]

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