The evening news often portrays refugees as if they simply appear on another country’s borders, but their stories are much more than that. These videos open up individuals’ testimonies about their experiences fleeing their home country and being processed as a refugee. Each resource is intended to help church leaders inform their members about the refugee crisis, and spark discussions about how to pray and help refugees. Every video description has the video’s length and ideal audience age as well as warnings about any graphic content.

A Future With Hope: Welcoming Refugees

Church World Service offers this video about welcoming all refugees, combining stories, history and education. The 15-minute film contains some graphic pictures and is best-suited for adult viewing.

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Faces of Resettlement

This 10-minute video offered by the Cultural Orientation Resource Center presents the stories of five refugees making positive contributions to their new U.S. communities.

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The Dangerous Boat Ride to Greece Through the Eyes of a Syrian Refugee Girl

Told in Arabic with English subtitles, this heart-wrenching story features a young Syrian girl on her journey on a boat away from Syria. Appropriate for children and adults, this three-minute UNICEF video introduces the topic of refugees.

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Syria's Child Refugees: You Feel That They Have Lost Their Hearts

Syrian teens and children describe why they left Syria, what life is like in the camps and their dreams for the future. This contains graphic descriptors of violence, suitable for teens and adults. Presented by The Guardian, this three-minute clip can spark discussion around empathy for those leaving behind their homes.

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From Syrian Refugee to Wonderkid in Germany: Mohammed Jaddou

From Copa90 (Soccer Club), watch an interview with a young soccer player about his life in Syria on the national soccer team, the danger he faced daily, and his escape to Europe. Warning: Video shows graphic scenes of injured people and war. Nine minutes in length, it is great for youth groups or young adult groups.

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National Refugee Sunday 2015

Designed for churches wanting to host a Refugee Sunday, Q Ideas presents a video that challenges believers to move beyond political debate to love. Warning: This four-minute video does contain graphic images of Syrian war, suitable for teens and adults.

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Born Unto Us: Jesus the Refugee

This two-minute Christmas-focused video draws parallels between Jesus’ flight to Egypt as a baby and the experiences of refugees today. Created by World Relief.

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Stories of Syria’s Lost Generation

Narrated by children, this three-minute video tells what it is like to live as a displaced child. Some children tell disturbing stories, but there are no visuals of war or people being harmed. With general audience appeal, it encourages viewers to support groups, such as World Vision, who are working in refugee camps. Presented by World Vision.

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Syria: The World's Largest Refugee Crisis

This very in-depth and helpful video from Foreign Policy Association explains the political upheaval and tensions that led to the Syrian civil war. It includes interviews with former U.S. ambassadors to the region and many leaders in aid agencies and the U.N. It emphasizes helping the countries surrounding Syria to deal with the huge number of refugees they have received and to keep stability in the region. It is helpful for pastors and leaders to watch to be informed. 26 minutes in length.

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Syria: The Search for Refuge

World Relief’s video story of a Syrian refugee who becomes a student in Canada.

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Making Things Right

Evangelical Christian leaders call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and who wish to become permanent residents.

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Immigrants and Economics

Evangelical Christian leaders call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that ensures fairness to taxpayers.

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Pro Security, Pro Compassion

Evangelical Christian leaders call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that guarantees secure national borders.

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What’s Wrong with Amnesty

Evangelical Christian leaders call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that respects the rule of law.

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What God has Joined Together

Evangelical Christian leaders call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that protects the unity of the immediate family.

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Starting at the Beginning

Evangelical Christian leaders call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that respects the God-given dignity of every person.

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