Friday, June 19, 2009

World Refugee Day: June 20, 2009



I just saw Angelina Jolie talking about the worldwide crisis of refugees on CNN. I first learned about the plight of refugees during my time working with International Teams. The Refugee Highway (a site dedicated to serving refugees around the world) has an interesting article which lists people from the Bible who would fall under the definition of refugee.

Organizations that are working with refugees:
World Relief- Partner with churches and connect them with refugees who seek asylum in the USA.
Crossing Borders- Serving refugees and orphans who have fled from North Korea.
World Vision- Serving and helping the poor world wide
Ride for the Refugees- Want to serve refugees and not sure where to start? Join the ride for the refugee with some friends to raise awareness and funds for refugee ministries.

Related L=M Articles
Don't Forget the North Korean Refugees
Human Trafficking
The Mission Field: Coming to a City Near You
God Grew Tired of Us
How do you see the World?

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]