10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORby Naphtali / Borderless Media Team Leader
A man began a conversation with an immigrant in the supermarket. As they talked, he invited the immigrant over to his home. “That is the first time in 10 years that anyone has invited me to their home,” the immigrant said.
It’s easy to be so deeply invested in daily life that one forgets to notice the people around them who may be hungry for connection, an invitation, a hello. Life is often hurried, and it’s natural to sometimes miss these moments.
We sometimes don’t know where to begin. Every culture has unique nuances, and we want to honor these.
“We don’t have the symphony without first having the dissonance,” Shannan Martin says of making new friends. It’s natural and normal for things to feel awkward in the beginning.
Here are a few simple ways to foster connection and make things just a little easier to connect with an immigrant neighbor.
If you want to dig deeper to find out more about how to love your immigrant neighbor, feel free to reach out to us with your questions.