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Refugees

Refugees - Children in Refugee camp A refugee is a person who has fled their country because of persecution, war or violence. In both the Old and New Testaments, God calls us to care for the vulnerable. The EFC supports World Refugee Sunday, an annual event each June, and facilitates a Refugee Resettlement working group (see its new Welcome the Stranger booklet or shorter frequently asked questions).
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Articles

Video course helps churches ready a trauma-friendly welcome for refugees

With incoming Ukrainian refugees in mind, Canadians offer free video training on why...

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How to help those affected by the Ukraine-Russia war

Canadian charities affiliated with the EFC are raising funds to help respond to...

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Official statements

Call to prayer on Ukraine and Russia

The EFC joins other international evangelical groups in calling for prayer and for peace.

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Outgoing letters

Letter to new Minister of Immigration

The EFC wrote to congratulate the Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen on his recent appointment as...

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Re: PMO's Syrian refugee audit about more than security - A letter to the editor of the Ottawa Citizen

Canadians should not be surprised that the majority of privately sponsored refuges are...

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Dispatches from Brian

A Human Tidal Wave

The twin engine plane banked to the left, as we skirted the beach and lined up for the...

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Amazing Peace in a Region of Iraq

As I walked toward the meeting hall, several impressive young Iraqis looked my way with...

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Documents

Welcome the Stranger: A Canadian Church Guide to Welcoming Refugees

A practical resource to help private sponsors welcome and settle individuals and families into a new life in Canada.

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Love the Sojourner: An Exploration of the World Refugee Situation and how the EFC Might Respond

Background paper from 1998 by the EFC Social Action Commission. By William Janzen

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