Karen Kinney

Karen Kinney, an author and artist living in Mexico, holds a Masters degree in social work from the University of Chicago. She writes about Mexico/U.S. relations for Cultural Weekly. Follow her on twitter: @karen_e_kinney

Articles by this author

If love is indeed an indicator of true religion, then let us choose love. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 06, 2019
At the Dividing Line Between the U.S. and Mexico, Two Very Different Visions of God Meet
At the dividing line between the U.S. and Mexico, two very different visions of God meet. As an expat living in San Miguel de Allende, I hear both the rhetoric of the religious right that rails against immigration, and also the pleas of the Central American immigrants who claim faith as the...
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ABBA House provides humanitarian services for Central American immigrants fleeing the violence, danger, and poverty of their countries on their way to the United States. (Photo:ABBA House/GoFundme) Views
Friday, August 09, 2019
With Migrants Facing Unbeatable Odds, Privilege Blinds Us to What Is Just
Last night I heard a presentation by Abba House in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the town where I currently live. Abba House is a safe house based in neighboring Celaya that helps meet the needs of migrants for food, rest, and medical care. As I listened, I was reminded yet again of the harsh...
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