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When a foreigner resides among you in your land,do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

Leviticus 19:33-34

Know the facts…

  • There are 65.3 million displaced people worldwide - this is the worst refugee crisis since the second world war.
  • Only 6% of these are currently settled in Europe.
  • 33,972 people are forced to leave their home every single day due to conflict or persecution.

Every month we pit two topics against each other and ask Google which one is most popular with online searches. Which are your young people talking more about? Sources: UNHCR Graph: Google Trends





Talking points

  • How does the Bible instruct us to treat refugees? Read: Leviticus 19:9-10, Deuteronomy 10:18-19, Malachi 3:5, 1 Kings 8:41-44, Job 31:32, Luke 10:25-37
  • How do you think the Church should respond to this ongoing crisis?


Here are some ideas

  • Stay up to date through the news on the refugee crisis. Speak up when society acts in a way that is at odds with what you’ve read in the Bible.
  • Tearfund is working on the front line of the refugee crisis around the world in some of the most fragile countries: