Christians Respond to the Refugee Crisis

This New York Times story is almost two weeks old, but if you haven’t read it yet it is still worth it. The Times writes about how some politically conservative evangelical Christians in Georgia are embracing Syrian refugees (including Muslim refugees) and giving of their time to help resettle them.

I love this story, because I think this is the right Christian response to refugees being resettled to the U.S.

One of the people helping told the Times, “My job is to serve these people … because they need to be served.”

The article also quotes Russell Moore who pointed out the difference between political responses and the church rather well: “It’s not unusual that we have politicians timid in the face of fear,” Mr. Moore said. “But the task of the church is a different one. The church is called to see the image of God in all people and to minister Christ’s presence to all people. That’s what churches are doing.”

Go read it and be encouraged, or challenged, or both.

If you want to know more about the refugee crisis and to consider the issue of what a Christian response should look like, I would encourage you to check out the book Seeking Refuge (I’m reading it now).

Image is a screenshot from this short film about the refugee crisis.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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