“Internally displaced people are usually the poorest folks in their society.”
About This Talk
What characterizes “fragile states” and how are these related to the current crisis around internally displaced persons? Bill Garvelink connects the dots and issues some warnings for our future.
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
- UPDATE: For those interested Ambassador William J. Garvelink has provided a related report: “DR Congo Alarm Bells Ring as the World Hits the Snooze Button” by Ulrika Blom of the Norwegian Refugee Council
- Watch Ambassador William J. Garvelink’s other talk “Global Migration”
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.