On Tuesday night, April 12th, a small, cross-generational group of men and women met together to learn about refugees and immigration from the Christian Scriptures. Leading the evening’s conversation was a special guest who has given his life to working with refugees and immigrants around the world, especially in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Now working in the Detroit area of the U.S., our guest has extensive experience working with Muslim immigrants. Please click here to find out more, as well as to give support to the ongoing work in the Detroit area.
As part of the evening, we watched a video about a town in upstate New York, Utica, that has successfully settled many immigrants and refugees successfully. The report was done for PBS.org and can be watched by clicking here.
We also learned about a Christian church denomination, Foursquare International, that has been working with refugees coming to Germany to find a better life:
To give to the Foursquare work with refugees and immigrants, please click here, and follow down thru a drop-down menu for Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
In researching for our night’s discussion, Culture Honey found this helpful, basic primer by UNHCR on the refugee situation that is currently impacting all of Europe.
Also, we found another story about a small Italian town that has opened its doors to refugees to its benefit.
“Refugees and Immigration, A Scriptural View” concluded our series of “Faith, Justice, and Action” discussion groups for this season. Stay tuned; there will be more to come this fall!
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