World Refugee Day 2017

Today is World Refugee Day, the day set aside each year to celebrate the resilience of refugees around the world, to express appreciation for the contributions they have made to our communities, and to recommit ourselves to assisting refugees who remain displaced. Today there are more refugees displaced around the world than at any other…

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The Justice Conference: What I Learned

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the Justice Conference and helping them and World Relief out with their social media coverage of the event. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, I thought I would summarize what I learned. The theme of this year’s Justice Conference was “Love Thy…

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: Book Review

Over and over again in the last several years refugee advocates have lamented the fact that many people think of refugees as a mass of the desperate and needy, instead of considering the individual, complex stories that each refugee has lived through. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, by Melissa Fleming, a refugee advocate…

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Thoughts on Portland

I am sure by now that many of you are aware of what happened in Portland on Friday when three men were stabbed (two fatally) after seeking to intervene when two women (one a Muslim) were being harassed. You can find the latest updates on any major news outlet (CNN, Washington Post, Guardian Opinion, Fox…

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How To Talk to Children About Refugees

Today, after taking a break to release my ebook Refugees in the Bible, I’m excited to jump back into our series on how to talk about refugees. In the first installment of the series I covered some general principles that apply no matter who you’re talking to. Today I want to address how to talk…

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World Refugee Sunday 2017

June 20th is World Refugee Day, and shortly after it was established the World Evangelical Alliance declared the Sundays before and after June 20th to be World Refugee Sunday. This year Refugee Sunday falls on June 18th and June 25th. Refugee Sunday is an awesome opportunity for churches to learn more about God’s heart for…

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