“Migration has been an issue for centuries. Since biblical times people have been moving across the world for a variety of reasons.”
About This Talk
Refugee, forced migrant, internally displaced person: what do these mean and how can we understand better what’s going on in the world? Bill Garvelink explains key differences and dispels a few myths. “Most people think that when a refugee flees…once they are across the border, once they get to the refugee camp things are better [but] that’s not really the case.”
About The Speaker
Ambassador William J. Garvelink
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“We have always been a generous and compassionate people. We have been willing to speak for those who can not speak for themselves. We must speak now for the 40 million internally displaced people in the world.”
- Ambassador William J. Garvelink has done work with the International Medical Corps
- Learn more about the The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)
- 5 Key Reflection Questions on Refugees and Immigrants
- Watch Ambassador William J. Garvelink’s other talk “Internally Displaced Persons”
We recommend the book “Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition” by Christine Pohl. Her approach to hospitality is valuable to the church today. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.
About The RIC Project
The Refugee and Immigration Collaborative seeks to name the fears, put faces and stories with the statistics, and help us understand the Biblical call to care about and for refugees and immigrants. We hope to periodically send out updates with recommended resources and news from our partners. Subscribe below to never miss a post.