Today, 68.5 million people around the world are displaced, including 25.4 million refugees—the highest number in recorded history. It’s estimated that a person is displaced every 20 minutes.
The U.S. is quickly reversing our nation’s long history as a world leader in refugee protection and resettlement.
As part of the many ways that the church is called to extend welcome—through personal relationships of love and mutuality, through embracing of the gifts of immigrants and refugees in communities, through sharing of faith and life in congregations — your voice in advocating for political solutions can also contribute to a hopeful solution to this tragedy.
How will you be a welcoming presence today? Here are some ideas!