The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Summarized in One Tender Photo

Beneath the chaos, love fuels everything.

december january 2016 POLIiStock

Among images of Syrian refugees in a makeshift camp inside a Budapest train station, “it was the black-and-white photo that grabbed my heart,” writes Omid Safi, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and onbeing.org columnist. “A moment of affection, tenderness, and love, in the midst of months of chaos. In their love, their tenderness, and their hope, there is hope for all of us.”

In Vermont, taking in refugees became something beautiful. 

Photograph by Zsíros István

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest