In the wake of the fall of Kabul in August 2021, hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees found temporary shelter at American airbases, prompting non-profit organizations and faith communities to assist in their resettlement. The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher Jr. details the efforts of Christ Church Cranbrook and the Muslim Unity Center in Michigan to address the healthcare needs of Afghan refugees, particularly in dental care. Facing language and cultural barriers, they established an Interfaith Refugee Dental Program that successfully provided critical dental services to these refugees. The program's collaborative and humanitarian approach has improved the refugees' well-being and contributed to their employability and economic prospects. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds came together to make a significant impact, emphasizing the importance of interfaith cooperation in supporting New Americans.
Danaher, Jr, William J. M.Div, PhD
"The Interfaith Dental Program of Michigan,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss2/2