Welcome the Stranger | Refugee Resettlement in Wake County

Welcome the Stranger | Refugee Resettlement in Wake County

Welcoming the Stranger

with Adrienne Morton, Refugee Services Coordinator for Lutheran Family Services Carolina.

Now more than ever there is a need for our community to come together and welcome the stranger. Refugees are one of the most resilient populations in the world. They have been forced to flee their country of origin due to persecution — or a well-founded fear of persecution — because of race, religion, nationality or political affiliation. Yet the journey is just beginning. Refugees can spend 17 years or longer in a refugee camp waiting for a durable solution, and for the 1 percent of refugees that are resettled in a third country such as the United States, integration is one more hurdle in their journey. So how can we as an American community and as believers in Christ better support this vulnerable population? What is the best way to accept, appreciate, and honor the journey they’ve endured?’

Go to All Nations...in the Love of God?

Go to All Nations...in the Love of God?

James Stephens, a parishioner, shares his cultural background as a member of a First Nations tribe. He recounts the tragic history of the European mission to the Indigenous peoples of this country, and reflects on its meaning for mission today.

Snake Handling Today: iPhone and the Health of our Souls

Snake Handling Today: iPhone and the Health of our Souls

A Sunday Forum exploring how living our faith in the church enables us to engage in the soul-destroying world of addictive technology, apps, and social media without harm. As for the snakes, see Mark 16.