Refugees

I didn’t expect this

I didn’t expect this

When God called me to lead a church plant in a poverty stricken, urban part of our community, I was eager to be a part of an intentionally multiethnic church. But I didn’t realize the extent of the ethnic diversity in our city: about 180 different languages spoken in...
Deporting Jesus

Deporting Jesus

Not long after Jesús is born to a minoritized people group under the rule of the government, he becomes a refugee. Jesús’ parents decide to flee their home country out of fear of the government-sponsored military. Jesús grows up in a small town among his own...
​Five ways to “care for the stranger”

​Five ways to “care for the stranger”

We don’t have to agree on immigration policy (or even talk about it) to recognize that God wants us to follow his example to care for the foreigners among us and for refugees fleeing war and persecution (see Deuteronomy 10:18 for example). Here are some...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org....
Join us at the 2016 GC2 Summit on the Church and Refugees

Join us at the 2016 GC2 Summit on the Church and Refugees

The refugee crisis has been exploding for quite some time and over the last few weeks and months it has captured attention across the country. While the crisis has been happening for a while, some are just now beginning to process the devastation. Over 200,000 Syrians...
​Caring for refugees: a declaration of evangelical response

​Caring for refugees: a declaration of evangelical response

At gathering of 100+ leaders, organizers pledge to engage ‘global refugee emergency.’ Editor’s note: Wesleyan General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is among the signatories. More than 100 evangelical leaders gathered at the Billy Graham Center for...
​Resettling refugees

​Resettling refugees

In an apparent reaction to the Paris terrorist attack by ISIS, some well-meaning citizens and leaders in North America have called for a halt to receiving refugees from Syria, where ISIS is based. Thousands of people have been slaughtered by ISIS in Syria and...
​A European Wesleyan response to the refugee crisis

​A European Wesleyan response to the refugee crisis

Global Partners Europe Area Director Dave Horne recently sat down with Piotr Gasiorowski to understand more about the refugee crisis from a European perspective. Piotr leads a dynamic and growing Wesleyan church in Krakow, Poland. As a Wesleyan European pastor how...
Team Austria video encourages Wesleyans to help refugees

Team Austria video encourages Wesleyans to help refugees

Dina Horne, Global Partners Mission Director for Team Austria in Vienna, shares in this three-minute video how Wesleyans can help in practical ways to care for refugees who continue to pour into Europe. Beds, food, clothes, and medical assistance are still needed for...
Global Partners’ Refugee Fund helping meet physical needs

Global Partners’ Refugee Fund helping meet physical needs

Global Partners project: Give to refugees in need. Refugees from the Middle East continue to flood into Europe in hopes of escaping their war-torn cities and towns. Global Partners missionaries and teams are actively doing what they can to help those in deep need. A...
Helping refugees in your community

Helping refugees in your community

I have a love for working with refugees and helping them adjust to living in the United States. It is most definitely very needed, as many refugees in North America are overwhelmed with the vast amount of things they must learn to “make it” in this...
Being neighbors to the refugees

Being neighbors to the refugees

Global Partners project: Give to refugees in need. “For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He...
Syrian refugee crisis in Europe

Syrian refugee crisis in Europe

Global Partners: Give to refugees in need. The flood of millions of people from Syria, particularly, and other war-torn areas of the Middle East, has created a refugee crisis that is being called Europe’s worst in 70 years. Pope Francis made headlines when he...
An International Wesleyan View of Refugees

An International Wesleyan View of Refugees

PREFACE ON INTERNATIONAL WESLEYAN VIEWS – This statement was adopted by vote of the delegates of the 3rd quadrennial International Conference of The Wesleyan Church meeting in Orlando, FL, USA from 11th to 13th January, 2015. The different Conferences of The...