STAT April 13, 2024
Patrick Skerrett

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On “not looking away,” by Patrick Skerrett

A recent First Opinion newsletter drew attention to Carlinville, Ill., which was taking in a refugee family at a time the world is witnessing a growing number of global extremist conflicts and civil wars, killing and displacing vast numbers of innocent children and adults.

For more than 20 years, my wife and I have spent increasing time in the rural village of Conques in south-central France, which is comprised of about...

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