The Syrian refugee crisis is one of epic proportions. In addition, tension has risen over President Trump’s recent executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries.
Yesterday in Washington, D.C., popular Christian author Ann Voskamp gathered among many other voices to pray for refugees outside of the hotel where Trump was in attendance for the National Prayer Breakfast.
… this morning in DC, the Church quietly & beautifully sang in prayerful solidarity for a compassionate response to the worst global refugee crisis since WWII… Not to protest any government, but to humbly & prayerfully join the quiet, public witness of the Church showing compassion to those fleeing the horrors of war. When we truly see the image of God in everyone… we can truly begin to reflect the image of Christ to the world… (PS… to hear my whole heart… please read the last several day posts on the blog: yesterday’s post on the blog and Tuesday’s … my heart is deeply for reconciliation and unity and love finding a way forward for all of us. I love you all — more than you know. Thank you for hearing my broken, falling short heart) #wewelcomerefugees #GenEsthers #TheBrokenWay #LinkInProfile #BlogPostInProfile http://bit.ly/HowDoChristiansNotDenyChrist
This is not the first time the author has been vocal about her passion for the refugee crisis in the Middle East. Last year she went on to share:
“Now, now, is the time for the Church to be the Church. In the past, the Church may have been defined by what the Church is against—but, in this defining moment in history, when the world is facing the worst humanitarian crises of our time, may the Church be clearly defined by what it is for. And the Church has always been for the stranger, the sojourner and the welcoming arms of the Savior. How can we not move heaven and earth to let the broken in—when heaven moved and came to earth to let us in?”
You can read more on the issue at Voskamp’s personal blog here.