Welcoming the Stranger: Refugees in the U.S.
A Conversation with World
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:10 - 1:10 p.m.
Hosted by the Global Center, Beeson Divinity School
Divinity Hall, N 101
800 Lakeshore Drive
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.