There are plenty of headlines in the newspapers – plenty of opinions expressed on the street – but who, in fact, are refugees and asylum seekers?
A refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country…” (Refugee Convention). An asylum seeker is someone who has lodged an application to become a refugee.
The Bible is clear on the way God’s people should treat both refugees and asylum seekers and this booklet will give insight into how to welcome them.
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