EDITORIAL: “Christians, don’t forget about the world’s refugees”

It will come any day now. The decision regarding how many refugees will be resettled into the U.S. next year is looming. In the last three years, the number of refugees we have received has dropped drastically, and there are reports that number could go as low as zero for 2020. This is no longer … Continue reading EDITORIAL: “Christians, don’t forget about the world’s refugees”

An Appeal for Persecuted Christians Around the World

How many persecuted Christians from the Middle East have been resettled in the US this year? 23.   Not 23,000. Not 2300. 23.  In this same time period in 2016 (January-June), the number was 1,574. This represents a decline of 98.5%. When the first travel ban and suspension of the refugee resettlement program was put into … Continue reading An Appeal for Persecuted Christians Around the World

A Different Lens – Speaking Up

Who ought to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves? The ending to my last post included these words: "There are many in the world who have no platform and no voice. Only others can speak on their behalf. If we are unwilling to risk speaking [for them], who will?" God said to His … Continue reading A Different Lens – Speaking Up

The Refugee Burden That Will Not Go Away (World Refugee Day in DC 2017)

In October of last year, I made a promise.  My burden for the suffering in and around the war-torn country of Syria and its refugee crisis had hit a breaking point. I promised - "I will not do nothing." I promised to pray for the refugee crisis in the Middle East daily, and to actively seek … Continue reading The Refugee Burden That Will Not Go Away (World Refugee Day in DC 2017)