Welcoming the Stranger: Refugees in the U.S.

A Conversation with World Relief

Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:10 - 1:10 p.m.

Hosted by the Global Center, Beeson Divinity School

Divinity Hall, N 101
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama

Refugees are some of the world’s most vulnerable people. They have fled their home countries because of violence, persecution, or threat, and must struggle to forge new lives as strangers in a strange place.   

God’s people should sympathize with this vulnerability more than anyone. Israel was commanded never to forget their own experience in Egypt, and to love strangers living among them as themselves (Leviticus 19:34). Likewise, for all of us who have been welcomed by Christ into God’s household, how can we do anything less than to welcome strangers among us as if they were our King himself (Matthew 25:34-40)? 

World Relief wants to empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable, and refugee resettlement is a tremendous opportunity to do just that.   

Join us as we hear from Bernie Anderson of World Relief speak on Thursday, February 18. He'll share more about refugees, how the Church can welcome, serve and befriend them, and respond to any questions.

First come, first served for the free lunch. No reservations are needed. 

Click here to see the semester's schedule of Global Voices presentations.