“The Courage of Seeking New Homelands” The Nepali-Bhutanese Example

As a Bhutanese-Nepali, Praja represents the several thousand Bhutanese-Nepalis now resident in Syracuse. Forced out of their Bhutan homeland in the early 1990s (often under terrible conditions), most were in Nepali refugee camps for twenty years before the UN found them new ‘forever’ homes, especially in the U.S. Their second migration brought them to the U.S. where they are initially settled on the Northside. Education, jobs, snow, –all present issues for this new American community.

Capes and Veils

This time of year, it is said that the veil between our world and the spirit world is thinnest, allowing us to experience the presence of those who have died. In this intergenerational service, we will explore how the legacy left behind by our family and spiritual ancestors has given us the courage to live out our values in our daily lives.