Every year, June 20th is a day set aside to remember the millions of refugees and displaced people in our world. But it’s not just a day to remember – it’s also a day to think about what we can collectively and individually do about the refugee crisis.
So in today’s post I want to pose a couple of questions:
- What can we do to overcome apathy or fear?
- What specific things in your community could you do to welcome refugees.
- How can we change some of the common narratives, that are not based on fact, that marginalize refugees?
Today will you #standwithrefugees?
For more information on refugees, click here.
Source: UNHCR World Refugee Day
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I am celebrating Refugee Day by having chemo, I have poison dripping into me right now at MDAnderson Cancer Center.
Because of chemo, I am limited in energy and ability to be around people when my immune system is low. But I advertise on Nextdoor when there are attacks on Muslims, and offer to accompany any Muslim woman to the store if she is nervous about going out alone and fearing harassment. I haven’t gotten any takers as yet, but I get appreciative comments, and Muslims in my area now know that not all evangelical Christians view them with suspicion and/or fear. It is not a big deal, but it is the small thing I am able to do now and then.