PARIS (RNS) The shifting emphasis from religion to realpolitik marked the end of an unusual period during which many Germans took a firm moral stand to help the desperate refugees.
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(RNS) The current language includes a provision calling for “civil liability for voluntary resettlement organizations arising from the actions of a refugee placed in this state.”
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (RNS) A meeting billed as the largest gathering of evangelicals on refugees calls on American Christians to overcome anxieties about differences of religion.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his annual address to diplomats at the Holy See, Francis said governments have a “two-fold moral responsibility” to protect both citizens and migrants.
Rose Hamid, who wore a white headscarf, reportedly stood up in the stands directly behind Trump when he suggested that Syrian refugees are affiliated with Islamic State militants.
Those who fled are grateful to be alive. Yet, said one, “2016 may be different in some ways, but the truth is the trauma remains.”
(RNS) More than half of the nation’s governors declared their state’s borders closed to Syrian refugees after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. But some churches and faith-based agencies are defying the orders.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (RNS) Unbelievers and others lacking knowledge about the true character of God sometimes refer to Christ’s moniker as the Prince of Peace to conclude that Christianity must be a wimpy, defenseless teaching.
BERLIN: The chancellor, speaking at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, said fighting discrimination is a German value that refugees should adopt.
(RNS) Debt collection from refugees brings upward of $5 million a year to faith-based groups that are playing an increasingly central role in the refugees’ resettlement while arguing that America has a moral obligation to accept thousands of Syrian refugees. Some observers say the call to moral action rings hollow when these groups stand to benefit financially.