Refugees in the Bible Ebook

Well, friends, today is the day! After lots of hard work, I am so excited to finally release my first ebook here at Faith & Forced Migration! Refugees in the Bible: Understanding Today’s Refugee Crisis retells the stories of six biblical refugees and then explains a contemporary refugee situation that closely mirrors each biblical story….

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A Brief Theology of Displacement

Previously on the blog I have explained that the major stories of refugees in the Bible are the Israelites in the Old Testament, and members of the Early Church in the New Testament. Based on these two major refugee narratives we can begin to form a theology of displacement. What I mean when I use…

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Complete List: Refugees in the Bible

Last week I wrote an overview of refugees in the Bible, focusing primarily on the Israelites in the Old Testament, and the Early Church in the New Testament. However, within these two groups there are many individuals whose stories are told in more detail in the pages of Scripture: Noah, David, Hagar, Naomi, Elijah, Philip,…

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Refugees in the Bible: An Overview

Even though the term ‘refugee’ has only been formally defined in the last century, families and individuals have been fleeing persecution, natural disasters, and war for thousands of years. There are many stories of these ancient refugees in the Bible. Through their experiences we can learn a lot about how we should treat refugees today….

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2017 Refugee Conferences

If you work with refugees, either in a formal capacity, as a volunteer, or through your church, it can be encouraging to connect with others who are also passionate about welcoming refugees. Our work can get lonely from time to time, especially in this political climate, and we may experience situations we aren’t sure how…

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How to Talk About Refugees: General Principles

Back in September I wrote an article about how to talk about refugees on social media. In it I outlined some important things for us to keep in mind when we talk about refugees on the internet, especially since there is so much misinformation being circulated about the issue. It ended up being one of…

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