The plight of refugees, especially those from Syria, dominated the news earlier this year. Although not currently as visible in the media, there are still 60 million refugees around the world—families who left everything behind to save themselves from war, persecution, or danger. And CLWR is on the forefront of providing care and support for hundreds of these families.
Monday, June 20 is World Refugee Day and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has developed Worship Resources for Sunday, June 19 to help congregations grow in their awareness of refugees.
Under the three-word theme, PRAY. LEARN. GIVE. the materials available for download at www.CLWR.org/WRD invite you to bring the needs of refugees before the Lord in prayer, help parishioners learn what it’s like to be a refugee, and respond to the need with financial support.
For 70 years, CLWR has served the needs of refugees by providing support for resettlement in Canada or meeting on-site needs at refugee camps around the world. Use Sunday, June 19 to thank God for this Christian social ministry, pray for those needing support, learn what being a refugee is all about, and give to those in need.
NOTE: The Administrator of “Go!” is a member of the Board of Directors of CLWR.