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Written by Daniel Serna on Apr 13 2017 - 12:22pm
About 300 people community and faith leaders gathered at The Oblate School of Theology on April 3, 2017 for a conversation about San Antonio’s new Faith-Based Community Initiative, designed to strengthen the relationships between the city, area faith-based communities and nonprofits.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Apr 4 2017 - 6:10pm
When NOWCastSA reported about a San Antonio couple who were giving away yard signs from Welcome Your Neighbors, many of you reached out to ask how to get a sign of your own.  You asked, and we delivered.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Mar 23 2017 - 4:28pm
Come out to the Institute of Texan Cultures on March 27 for Cultural Conversations. The topic for this conversation will be refugees. A short refugee video will be shown and attendees will be broken off in to small groups. There will be 12 small groups and a total of six topics will be covered. There will be a sampling of foods from different cultures as well.
Written by JamiAlise on Feb 17 2017 - 1:49pm
With Refuge And Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), MOVE San Antonio is proud to host "MOVE U: Know Your Rights". This event will focus on the rights of immigrants, refugees, undocumented persons, DACA students, indigenous persons, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and their allies.
Written by Greg Harman on Feb 10 2017 - 1:33pm
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout.  A group of about 40 area residents occupied San Antonio International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, to oppose President Donald Trump's recent Executive Order banning travel and refugees from seven Muslim majority countries. 
Written by Brooke Cowey on Jan 31 2017 - 4:31pm
A “No Ban, No Wall” March will take place on February 18th to protest President Trump's executive order to ban refugees and immigrants for 90 days, and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 30 2016 - 6:32pm
These are the top 12 stories of  2016 curated by NOWCastSA Managing Director Charlotte-Anne Lucas: 
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 6 2016 - 9:20pm
A Mennonite Church in San Antonio has become a living nativity scene, sheltering hundreds of refugee mothers and children who fled violence and poverty in Central America. Immigration officials delivered more than 500 asylum-seeking women and children to the church after a judge in Austin ruled that Texas could not license the detention centers where they were being held as child care facilities. The refugees were delivered in waves, some arriving at 2 a.m. Monday in a driving thunderstorm.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Apr 5 2016 - 10:14pm
After her mother, father, husband and three sisters were killed during tense fighting between quarrelling neighbors, Sudan and Chad, Josephine Toundamje and her seven children fled Chad into Cameroon. They were resettled in San Antonio in 2010. Shahram Ebadfardezadeh, 50, his wife and four children left Iran five years ago for San Antonio, where they could enjoy religious freedom and practice the baptismal customs of their Mandaean community, who follow the teachings of John the Baptist.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 1 2015 - 10:32am
In this video, Jorge Montiel of COPS/Metro Alliance examines the business of immigrant detention, and follows the money coming from and going to the private prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, Inc.