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Will Trump’s new rules make it harder to get asylum in the U.S.? That will vary dramatically from one judge to the next.

In the past few days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested nearly 200 Iraqi refugees in Michigan and ordered them deported.  These mostly Christian Iraqis are seeking asylum in the United States, and they argue that they will face religious persecution and possibly death if returned to Iraq. They have been denied a hearing in […]

Trump is deporting Christian refugees despite saying he would protect them

“He promised he would help us, when in fact he’s exacerbated problems," an Assyrian-Christian activist said.

Hungary signs accord with archbishop to support Iraqi clinic

The Hungarian government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. An agreement on … Click to Continue »

My Stance on Refugees and Immigration, and How They Intersect with Christianity

I answer some frequently asked questions. I have always believed that good discussion and debate over critical issues is helpful for those willing to engage in it. In the past few months, I have written quite a bit on the refugee ban and what I believe should be the Christian response to it. Show More Summary

Pope says some refugee centres 'concentration camps'

Pope Francis on Saturday described some of Europe's refugee centres as "concentration camps" as he paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband. "These refugee camps -- so many are concentration camps, crowded with people... Show More Summary

Refugees in football: How Christian Benteke & others have helped football

BBC Sport looks at how Amnesty International has called on Premier League clubs to celebrate the contribution of refugees in the English game.

It’s not Christians who are unwelcome in the UK – it’s refugees | Andrew Brown

Claims that politically correct civil servants are barring Syrian Christians are absurd. Government policy is to keep out all migrants, of whatever religion Lord Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, fancies himself as the oracle of authoritative common sense. Show More Summary

‘Can’t have it both ways’: Pastor shames Christian Trump fans who cheer Syria bombing but turn away refugees

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A North Carolina pastor launched a broadside at President Donald Trump’s Christian followers saying their sudden concern for Syrian children after a deadly gas attack –resulting in Trump firing missiles intoSyria — as hypocritical in light of supporting his ban on immigrants. In...

This Is Exactly How Donald Trump Would Sing ‘Amazing Grace’

President Donald Trump has enjoyed an overwhelming amount of support from evangelical Christians, both before and after his election. And despite his divorces, boasts about sexual assault and attempts to turn a blind eye on refugees,...Show More Summary

What Should A Museum Do In A Time Of Political Crisis?

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

From the "Art for Tomorrow" conference: "My dream is a Syrian refugee a few years living in Germany explaining a Christian sculpture to a Berliner. Our society becomes more and more complex and multiethnic, multicultural, multireligious, it’s important really to explain to each other what we are and where we come from. This political issue […]

Refugee Admissions Under Trump Nearly Evenly Split Among Muslims, Christians

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The president's initial travel and refugee ban executive order would have allowed the U.S. to prioritize Christian admissions.

The Gay Refugee Lawyer Who Helped Fight The Muslim Ban

NEW YORK ? Luis Mancheno remembers the moment he knew he had to get out of Ecuador. He was 21, it was 2007, and he was living with his family in the capital city Quito. For 6 months, his evangelical Christian parents had sent him to conversion therapy in an attempt to make him not gay. Show More Summary

France, Christian groups to bring refugees in new aid push

The French government and Christian charities are launching an effort to bring 500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to France so that they don't turn to traffickers for dangerous, illegal sea … Click to Continue »

Reject The Refugee, Reject Jesus

NPR is reporting that border agents are illegally turning away asylum seekers. It is worth considering how many of those border agents consider themselves to be Christians. Those that do should fear for their souls. Welcoming the stranger is at the foundation of the Christian tradition. Show More Summary

Why Trump's Failed Attempt To Prioritize Christian Refugees Never Had A Chance

President Donald Trump and his administration claimed the Jan. 27 executive order on refugees wasn’t a “Muslim ban,” but the intentions behind it were clear. The order, which was struck down in court and subsequently revised, aimed to...Show More Summary

New Travel Ban Doesn't Give Exemption For Christians Suffering Genocide

Yesterday the White House released a new executive order banning all refugees and visa holders from six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,...

Trump’s Revised Refugee Ban Won’t Prioritize Persecuted Christians

New White House executive order removes some of the most controversial travel restrictions. Christians fleeing the Middle East will not take first priority under an updated version of President Donald Trump’s executive order on travel...Show More Summary

Why some Muslim Syrian refugees are converting to Christianity

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

It’s illegal, or at least dangerous, for Muslims to convert in Muslim-majority countries.        

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