Over the last few days my heart has warmed to the signs saying “We welcome refugees” that seem to be springing up all over Europe and now even in North America. Ever since I worked with refugees in the mid 80s, those who are displaced from their homes by war and violence have held a special place in my heart. Because I feel so deeply about this it has been hard for me to write, but there are others who have written very eloquently from a Christian perspective that you might be interested in.
The following, I think, are must read articles:
Craig Greenfield’s post Jesus Was A Refugee
Pope Francis’ call to Catholic congregations to shelter Syrian refugees.
And if you are looking for a way to respond check out the “We Welcome Refugees” website.
The plight of 60 million refugees hangs in the balance and we can make a difference. Why not start by saying this prayer from our good friend John Birch.