“Atlanta is on the cusp of a crisis,” Flores-Maisonet said. “Scores of vulnerable, unhoused people from a faraway land are arriving at our doorstep.”
The arrival of asylum seekers to Atlanta is an opportunity to build part of King's beloved community with those in need of refuge.
I hope little Israel knows that I see that of God in him.
I read in my town’s local newspaper about the drowning of a Guatemalan man in our area lake.
Life is one long journey. Along the way we encounter unexpected turns and moments when we wish we could just turn around but can't.
Anton Flores-Maisonet (B.S.W. ’92) frequently commutes from Decatur, Ga., to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to provide hospitality, assistance and accompaniment to recently arrived immigrants and asylum seekers at no cost.
Jorge, with watery eyes proclaimed to Yeldín, "Seguramente, Dios está con nosotros." ("Surely, God is with us.")
As travelers milled about Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on a recent Thursday afternoon, an unmarked white van came to a stop beside the airport’s domestic terminal, having completed its two-hour trip from a sprawling immigration detention facility in Southwest Georgia.
We are called to be midwives of hope.
These are glimpses of grace in the midst of the grit of life.