In the News: In Houston’s Katy suburb, a Venezuelan population thrives

They call it "Katy-zuela." According to a recent article by Sebastian Herrera in the Houston Chronicle, half of the 11,000 Venezuelan homes in the Houston area are in Katy, a western suburb. Now there are several points of importance in that one statistic. First, let us start with the simple fact that the Chronicle finds…

In the News: “Why American Cities Are Fighting to Attract Immigrants”

  "In the News" is a series where I highlight research and various articles from around the internet to showcase shifts of missiological significance.  Why American Cities are Fighting to Attract Immigrants The tagline of a recent article in the Atlantic reads, "Many metro areas with large foreign-born populations have thriving local economies. And now…

In the News: “The end of suburban white flight”

"In the News" is a series where I highlight research and various articles from around the internet to showcase the shifts of missiological significance.  If you read the last article, you saw that the Brookings institute had noted the shift of international communities to suburban areas. Well, here is more from the Brookings institute on…

In the News: “Building Afromerica”

African festivals like this one in Harlem are increasingly common across the United States. Photo credit: James Nova on FlickrAs part of our ongoing conversation concerning the Peoples Next Door project, I am starting a new series on the blog called, "In the News." In this series, I will draw attention to articles and research…