The Bible speaks frequently about refugees: anyone who is considered “alien” in the land where they live. Christ even told His followers that they would be strangers in the world, culturally at odds with the social majority. However, the current refugee crisis has left many people torn on how to feel about those seeking shelter on our shores. This list offers biblically based resources to help any individual or congregation come to a better understanding of God’s heart for refugees.

What the Bible Says About How to Treat Refugees

Gospel Outreach presents ways the Bible encourages nations, churches and individual Christians to relate to refugees. Scripture references reinforce God’s abiding concern for refugees and form the basis of our care.

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Caring for Refugees: 7 Bible Principles Clarify What God Expects of Us

Gospel Outreach presents ways the Bible encourages nations, churches and individual Christians to relate to refugees. Scripture references reinforce God’s abiding concern for refugees and form the basis of our care.

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Refugees in the Bible

The Bible is filled with references to “aliens” and “strangers.” This document, presented by International Association for Refugees (IAFR) simply brings into focus stories of forcibly displaced people in the Bible.

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World Relief’s “A Church Leader’s Tool Kit to the Syrian Refugee Crisis”

This book is an important read for churches and leaders addressing today’s massive global migration. Jared Looney emphasizes how resettlement of refugees and immigrants closes the geographic gap between Christian witness (proclamation and service) and representatives of unreached ethnic groups from around the world, opening possibilities to reach the world for Christ.

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Crossroads of the Nations: Diaspora, Globalization, and Evangelism by Jared Looney

This book is an important read for churches and leaders addressing today’s massive global migration. Jared Looney emphasizes how resettlement of refugees and immigrants closes the geographic gap between Christian witness (proclamation and service) and representatives of unreached ethnic groups from around the world, opening possibilities to reach the world for Christ.

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God’s Heart for the Foreigner

This video from Frontier Mission presents an overview of what the Bible says about foreigners and addresses a Christian response to refugees, immigrants and international students.

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The Evangelical Immigration Table

The Evangelical Immigration Table presents the following 2-minute video clips featuring prominent evangelical leaders such as Shirley Hoogstra, Russell Moore, JoAnn Lyon, Leith Anderson, Heypin Im, Scott Arbeiter, and Samuel Rodriguez.

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