For over a half a century the Christian Reformed Church has worked with and ministered among refugees. Read stories of CRC congregations and members welcoming, helping to resettle, and being blessed by refugees in our Welcoming Refugees project here.
We remember that just like the child Jesus and his parents, millions of men, women and children around the world must flee because of violence, racial tension, religious bigotry and natural disasters. And we remember that God has much to say about welcoming in the stranger.
With this understanding, we engage in the hands-on work of resettling and befriending refugees in Canada and United States, but we also know that we must speak up on behalf of refugees to work for just policies.
Check out Journey with Me! Whether you're from Canada or the U.S., this toolkit is full of resources to help you work with your refugee neighbours for justice—from worship resources to book recommendations to ideas for hosting and welcoming refugees. The cornerstone of the toolkit is a 90-minute interactive workshop that helps participants imagine the challenges refugees face in Canada today by using true stories of refugees.
The world may fear refugees, but as Christians, we’re called to be different. We follow our refugee-d Christ, our God who came to a world that did not recognize him, and seek the face of God in the face of the “strangers” he has sent our way. Celebrate and remember refugees this World Refugee Day (June 20) with your church: crcna.org/WorldRefugeeDay.
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