We repeat history

The current political climate is inimical to those who are suffering most. Yet we need look not far behind us to see the same xenophobia capitalize on the oppression many are already suffering.

Opposition to Influx of German Jews

In 2017, as ‘Refugees! A Family’s Search for Freedom’ goes to press, more than 65,000,000 people have been displaced by warfare, and half of these are children. Thus, the need for sponsors today is greater than in any era of recorded history. It is my ardent prayer that our church’s experience will inspire houses of worship to open their doors to ‘the least of these’, the refugees, who are crying out for a country.

— JJ Smith, author