Wednesday, December 2, 2015

 
MY HATS TO RELIGIOUS LEADERS TAKING REPUBLICANS TO TASK OVER SYRIAN CRISIS
 
I am particularly pleased with the Rabbi's coming to the defense of the Syrian refugees.

"An additional letter signed by more than 1,000 American rabbis calls on Congress to, quote, "exercise moral leadership" to protect the US refugee program. It says recent terrorist attacks in Paris are being used to deny entry to people who are themselves victims.

"The American Jewish community certainly feels compelled to help refugees both due to our own experience as well as due to our teachings and our values," said Mark Hetfield with the Jewish refugee resettlement group HIAS."

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"A letter released on Wednesday by several leading evangelical Christian churches and other groups calls on elected officials to show "compassion and hospitality" to refugees fleeing violence.

"They're eager to receive more refugees to provide them a place of security where their families can flourish if our government will simply ensure that these refugees can enter our country," said Barrett Duke, vice president for public policy and research with the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He says many churches are helping with refugee resettlement."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shows the difference between those who are truly Christians and those who simply use religion and the Bible for political advancement.