The Refugee Crisis
We are in the middle of the largest refugee crisis in recorded history. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.
Refugees in the United States
As Christians, we believe that the Bible calls us to welcome refugees. link
It is a common misconception that brining refugees into the US has a negative impact on the economy and costs more than its worth. As it turns out, it is actually economically beneficial to welcome refugees. In the long run refugees contribute more to our economy than we put out to help them resettle here. They also are significant catalysts in growing our economy. Learn more here.
Fear over security and safety issues is often tied to the idea of welcoming refugees. However, refugees who come to Spokane have been thoroughly vetted before entry to the US. Also, studies have shown that refugees can actually make communities safer. Learn more here.