Music Monday: I’ll Fly Away performed by Preservation Hall and Del McCoury Band

Some music for your Monday inspired by my weekend. I had the incredible opportunity to see Preservation Hall Jazz Band play at DC’s own Lincoln Theatre last Friday. One of the songs they played was one of my favorites: “I’ll Fly Away.”

Their DC show was I’ll remember forever, but that’s a story for another day. Enjoy.

Don’t Miss List: Olympics, Sudan, Russia and Incredible Iceland video

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HRW Talks about the Olympics Refugee Team

The Rio Olympics are just days away and I just found out there is a team of refugees competing together. Their presence will highlight the massive and ongoing world refugee crisis. Human Rights Watch has a dispatch.

Michelle Lesley Tackles the Question: What is Contemplative Prayer?

She also tackles the follow up: is it biblical? The short answer is no, but check out her response here.

Infographic to help explain the Sudan/South Sudan history and conflict

Faith & Forced Migration has an explainer on Sudan and South Sudan, their history and some information on the recurring conflicts. Continue reading