Do you know the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee? Or that out of the 10 countries that host the most refugees worldwide, none is in the Global North? Or that Dallas has the second largest refugee community in the United States? Are you wondering what all this has to do with you? Come and find out when Matthew Soerens from World Relief speaks on the refugee situation worldwide and how it concerns Christian believers specifically.
Matthew is the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of evangelical organizations of which World Relief is a founding member. He is the co-author of Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis (Moody Publishers, 2016) and Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2009). He is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and DePaul University. He lives with his wife Diana and their three children in Aurora, Illinois.
There will be information on local service options and an opportunity to network a little after the event.
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Activity Center
Contact Person: Rabea Saad, cell: (469) 855-8959, firstname.lastname@example.org