A young college graduate faces the world with optimism only to be stonewalled by the harsh reality of a tough job market. Months go by with no prospects in their field. Five years later and still no work. This is the economic and social frustration that led an entire country to start a movement based not on political affiliations, but a need for change in Egypt.
Over two billion people identify themselves as Christians, comprising 22 percent of the world's total population. Nearly 63 percent of those practicing this faith are native to Europe and North America, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Vision Beyond Borders, an organization whose mission is to provide Bibles and service to Christian followers in nations where Christianity must be worshiped in secret, has made it their goal to spread their faith and the word of God to those living in areas such as Southeast Asia.
With UNO's Study Abroad Fair just around the corner, students were invited to learn more about the Boren scholarship program, an award given to students interested in studying abroad in underrepresented areas. Aimee Hutton, a representative of the Boren program, spoke with UNO students Sept. 16 in the Milo Bail Student Center.
A refugee camp in Doro, Southern Sudan, currently accommodates 25,000 refugees. Half of the new arrivals are children; nearly 2,000 are unaccompanied by adults.
When Josh Campbell saw the devastation in the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in March, he felt a instinctive need to reach out to the shattered nation.