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CULTURAL INSIGHTS

AFGHAN CULTURAL ORIENTATION

Complied by Anna Hampton, with additional content from Enjoy Afghanistan
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AFGHAN CULTURE: VIDEO PLAYLIST

The Lote Agency interviewed and Afghan Australian who provides tips.

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AFGHANS IN THE D.C. AREA

Information from Global Gates about the Afghan population in the DMV. 
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AFGHAN CULTURE PER CULTURAL ATALS
Learn core cultural concepts, national identity, community organization and more.

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AFTER THE LAST BORDER

Not at all specific to Afghans and twenty years old but depicts much of what refugees go through. Includes insight into how settlement agencies work. 
Available on Amazon.

HEARTS FOR SALE: A BUYER'S GUIDE TO WINNING IN AFGHANISTAN

Farzana Marie's military oriented book provides some good cultural and linguistic insight. 
Available on Amazon.

HONOR & SHAME
Though honor-shame is the primary “operating system” for 80% of the world, its remains a significant blind spot in the West. HonorShame.com offers tools and training.
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INSIDE AFGHANISTAN

John Weaver shares his years of his experience on a mission of mercy to a war-torn people.
Available on Amazon

IN THE LAND OF BLUE BURQAS

Stories of sharing the love and truth of Christ to women in Afghanistan, by Kate McCord. 
Available on Amazon.

SERVING AFGHAN REFUGEES
Developed by a couple of Latin American groups, this e-book will help orient you with regard to practices and principles. Click here.

TRIBAL AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITY IN AFGHANISTAN

Boston University Professor, Thomas Barfield discusses the interplay between faith and ethnic groups in Afghanistan. 
YouTube lecture.

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ONLINE RESOURCES

The Prophets Story (Dari)
The Prophets Story (Nangrahari Pashto)
The Prophets Story (Kandahari Pashto)
Salvation testimonies from Afghans
Jesus Film (Dari)
Jesus Film (Pashto)

 

BIBLES AND MORE

Looking for a Bible or other literature for your friends? 
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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY IN DARI
Use the app to help lead a Bible study using Dari language Bible
Discover or Pattern شاگردسازی

ABOUT AMERICAN CULTURE ETC. 
A sister has made available a PDF of her book about coming to the U.S. It may prove helpful for English speakers. 

PRAYER

EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING
7 - 8AM

We pray pop-corn style, with a list that can be deviated from. We don't take turns, so you can jump in or be silent. Contact us for the Zoom link.

VIRTUAL GUIDED TOUR

Let Google Maps take you on a virtual prayer walk around the DC area, stopping at Afghan spots to pray. 
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PAST TRAININGS

If you weren't able to keep up while taking notes during the trainings, here are the key slides.

TRAINING 1

Cultural Considerations

TRAINING 2

Sharing Our Faith with Our Muslim Friends

PRACTICAL HELP

ALEXANDRIA RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANTS
How residents of Alexandria can help, resources, services, upcoming events.
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CARS
Car Ministry

Vehicles for Change

Working Cars for Working Families

ENGLISH HELP
Chantilly Bible Church Chantilly, VA

ESLIM Various Northern VA locations

For the Nations Various Northnern VA locations

McLean Baptist Church McLean, VA

Ox Hill Baptist Church Chantilly, VA

Reston Bible Church Dulles, VA

Cedarbrook Church Clarksburg, MD
Covenant Life Church Gaithersburg, MD

Fourth Presbyterian Bethesda, MD

MCAEL Montgomery County, MD
 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Need Help Paying the Bills

HANDS ON
Job Leads for SIVs

Komak Foundation

Passion 4 Community

Picture Book (Dari and Pashto)
Send Relief's Guide to Ministering to Refugees

Welcoming, Mentoring, Friendship Ideas

JOBS
Cornerstones

Futura Connections

Job Leads for SIVs

Jubilee Jobs

Talent Beyond Boundries

Upwardly Global

IMMIGRATION HELP

DHS INFORMATION FOR AFGHANS
Details from U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services for Afghan nationals and immediate family members.

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SPONSORSHIP RESOURCES
Check lists, government benefits and more. Sponsor Circles.

STATUSES, BENEFITS, FEDERAL AID
This is a helpful orientation towards who gets what with reference to refugees' visa statuses.

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VA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Information about Virginia's Refugee Resettlement Program.
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MISCELLANEOUS

 

10 Ways to Help Afghan Refugees (Zwemer)

Connection Points (Christar)