“Refugee is Not a Four-Letter Word” or “The Law of Intended Consequences”

Yesterday was “World Refugee Day.” 1 The short introduction to the U.N. page on this event states simply “…the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.” Put another way: “We the people stand with people, especially those in dire circumstances.” Think about that for a moment. It is a pro-life, anti-war statement of the inherent worth in every human life. And it’s a natural extension of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which, in the aftermath of the horrors of World War, is one of the crowning diplomatic and legal achievements of the 20th Century.2 Politically speaking, that we even have a “World Refugee Day”… Read More

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Breaking the Language Barrier (Part 1)

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Today, Bram connects with David Chavez, a dynamic young man who has been involved in missions his whole life. His heart for refugees has taken him to places like Bolivia, Greece and other parts of the middle East! Some time back, God helped him start The Bridges Language Academy in South Florida. A non-profit whose main goal is to teach English as a second language to those seeking asylum from persecution…

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