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Posts tagged with ‘refugees’

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Compassion in an Uprooted World

by Anna Muir

In September 2013, Zakaria, his wife Fatima (not pictured) and their four children arrived in Lebanon. They had escaped violent conflict in Syria, but settling in the neighbouring country was a challenge. An Uncertain Beginning Zakaria and Fatima had trouble securing food and shelter. They had also arrived in an area where anti-Syrian sentiment amongst the […]

Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day

by Anna Muir

Everyone deserves to be safe. Everyone deserves to be protected. Yet, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that there are over 50 million refugees and displaced people in our global village who have been uprooted from their homes because of poverty, violence or a fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality […]

Food Assistance Brings Joy to a Single Mother from Syria

by Anna Muir

When Om Mohammed goes to the grocery store with her children and chooses the food she wants to purchase, in a small way she is taking back some control over her life. Om and her three young children fled to Lebanon to escape suffering borne out of violence in Syria. Ongoing conflict has left many […]

Walk with Refugees – June 15-21

by Karen Bokma

When you hear about refugees, what image comes to mind? Is it a picture of people in a far-off place? An image of someone in your own community? Or do you see yourself or a family member? Show Your Support—Take part in a walk! From June 15-21, 2015 communities from coast to coast will be […]

Walk with Refugees – June 16-22!

by Karen Bokma

During a time when refugees are facing a great deal of negative public discourse and increasing government restrictions, Presbyterian World Service & Development continues to affirm our support of refugees by our involvement in the Proud to Protect Refugees campaign.  Show your support – walk with refugees for a stronger Canada! From 16 to 22 June 2014, […]

Proud to Protect Refugees – Human Rights Day 2013

by Karen Bokma

During a time when refugees are facing a great deal of negative public discourse and increasing government restrictions, Presbyterian World Service & Development continues to affirm our support of refugees by endorsing the Proud to Protect Refugees campaign. The 139th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada also affirmed this desire to send a […]