Can your congregation sponsor a refugee who urgently needs to be resettled in Canada?
Compared to 1979, when the United Church signed its first Sponsorship Agreement, the movement of peoples is more severely restricted, within and between countries. Media attention spans one desperate situation and moves on to another. Our heads become crowded and close down after seeing too many dramatic images.
In all parts of the world, desperate refugees remain. For some, sponsorship is the only solution. Does your community have the resources (human and financial) to give a refugee a home? When we help protect one refugee from persecution, death, or wasted years in a refugee camp, we save the world for that one person—and just maybe for ourselves too.