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  • Former SBC pres. on ‘60 Minutes,’ addresses refugee crisis

    October 20 2016 by Margaret Colson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former SBC pres. on ‘60 Minutes,’ addresses refugee crisis

    Amid today’s tumult of political rhetoric and social discourse about Syrian refugees entering the U.S., a pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president spoke out in an 60 Minutes report, as well as a sermon, calling on Christians to lean on God’s Word to determine how to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

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  • Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

    May 31 2016 by Evan Wilt, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

    Two months after the Obama administration called out militant terror group Islamic State (ISIS) for committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria, refugee data show those finding a safe haven in the United States are not the ones suffering the most persecution.

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  • ERLC, IMB urge prayer for refugees March 15

    March 15 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC, IMB urge prayer for refugees March 15

    The March 15 focus of the campaign – #PrayForRefugees – comes on the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in the Middle Eastern country. The ERLC and its partners are calling for Christians to pray for the more than 13.5 million Syrians who need humanitarian assistance …

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  • Syrian refugee sees ‘joy’ at Baptist church

    December 18 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Syrian refugee sees ‘joy’ at Baptist church

    Bryant Wright, pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is leading his church to help Muslim Syrian refugees Mohammad, his wife Ebtesam and their 4-year-old son Hasan as they settle in the Atlanta area. 10 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes, and a quarter million have been killed.

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  • 1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval

    September 3 2013 by Charles Braddix, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval

    “I am staying,” a Baptist pastor in Syria said. “They tell me to travel, to leave, to emigrate, but I tell them I am staying.” He is one of several pastors who serve in Baptist churches throughout Syria caught up in civil war.

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