Thursday, February 02, 2017

What Should Christians Think About Trump’s Refugee Policy? An Interview with Matthew Soerens

Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending the refugee program and the issuance of visas for foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations. The order also put an indefinite hold on all refugees coming from the war-torn country of Syria.

The stated purpose of the policy is to “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.” But does the change really make America safer? And what are the other implications for both the church and persecuted Christians from around the globe.

I asked Matthew Soerens, co-author of Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis (Moody, 2016) and the U.S. director of church mobilization at World Relief, to discuss how Christians should think about the executive order and issues concerning refugees. Read More

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