Among the 10,000 Syrian refugees who have settled in America in 2016, over 1,000 churches partnering with the Christian group World Relief have played a critical role in providing what these families need. While Republican governors in the south who are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention continue to resist Syrian refugees, their own denominations are providing groceries, logistics support, and household items.
Why this story matters for church leaders:
The refugee crisis has been an important opportunity for churches to reach out to those in need, and political views are not holding many Christians back.
- Politics Aside: In the midst of a very divisive election where many voters don’t like their choices, Christians have been able to rise above political divides.
- Partnerships Work:Churches are working with World Relief, an established Christian charity that is providing aid to refugees.
- Everyone Plays a Part: From grocery shopping to tutoring to providing household items, everyone can play a part in helping refugees get established.
Are there opportunities for refugee outreach in your community?
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