The recent death of over a thousand people in Mina, Saudi Arabia, while performing the sacred ritual of Hajj (pilgrimage) raised waves of sorrow as well as concerns over the safety of pilgrims heading Saudi Arabia from all over the world each year. But something far worse happened in Pakistan: the state ordered electronic media not to criticize Saudi management for lapses in safety measures at Mina.… [Read more]
One of our main goals is to do our part to chip away at the the things that divide us. We believe that people are much more alike than we are different but we allow our differences to separate us. We think that if people are given topics to think about (including how other people live, how they're affected by the things we say and/or do and the taboo subjects that make us cringe or laugh) then we are a step closer to bridging the divide.
Unless you’re one of us yourself, the world of expats is probably this big black hole of visas, tax issues, remittances and more that you can’t be bothered to concern yourself with. And I can’t blame you – expat issues aren’t something anyone would choose to read up on in their free time. However, as the world gets “flatter and flatter” and borders become more and more blurred with people working remotely and moving overseas, the number of expats is exponentially increasing.… [Read more]
Immigration can be a lengthy and drawn out process with many steps involved. If you’re looking to become a citizen, you should know what to expect.
The first step for immigrants who want to permanently live in the United States is to obtain an immigrant visa, typically in the categories of either family sponsorship or employer sponsorship.… [Read more]
Israel has always been a big question mark for me. My understanding was that it is a sacred land with a profound history and about three hundred perfect beach days a year. Candles burn for seven days past their expiration date here, and Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike have a founded history in Jerusalem.… [Read more]