Seeking Refuge

July 27, 2016 ...

I speak to evangelical congregations and conferences in the United States quite frequently on this topic, and I know that audience pretty well. My anecdotal experience confirms the findings of recent LifeWay Research polling: In a typical room full of American evangelicals, only a small percentage (12 percent) think about refugees and immigration primarily from …

A Refugee Story

June 15, 2016 ...

Vinh was born in South Vietnam, just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975. His family lost everything and fled the country when he was three and a half years old. They joined the legendary “boat people” and sailed into the South China Sea, even though they had no destination in mind. …

Time to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

September 18, 2015 ...

The plight of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe, with the contrasting responses of rejection and welcome, has captured the world’s attention in recent days. We identify with the hopes and aspirations of parents seeking a safe place to raise their kids. Catholics and evangelicals who follow Jesus, who fled the persecution of Herod and …

We Welcome Refugees

September 10, 2015 ...

A Moment in History The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since WWII. 7.6 million Syrians are displaced within the country, and 3.8 million have sought refuge in other countries. Families are moving not to simply better their lives, but to literally save their lives. The National Association of Evangelicals is proud to partner …

Letter to Congress on Protections for Religious Minorities

May 4, 2015 ...

Dear Member of Congress: We write to urge you to ensure that critical protections for persecuted religious minorities are once again included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill. The Lautenberg Amendment, originally enacted as part of the 1990 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, established a presumption of refugee …

Welcoming the Stranger

March 20, 2014 ...

The Qadoora family sought refuge in Jordan but were denied access by guards. The family hid in a mosque near the border until the Red Cross intervened and allowed Hanan, whose due date was fast approaching, to enter Jordan. Hanan gave birth to a healthy baby boy but remained separated from her family for several …

Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 7, 2014 ...

The conflict in Syria has created one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian situations in decades and has become a serious threat to peace and security in the region. Since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed [1] as a result of the conflict and more than six million people have been internally displaced …