New Resource Champions A Loving Response To The Migrant Crisis



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Colorado Springs, CO, December 8, 2020 – With over 60 million refugees and over 230 million migrants on the move today, the people of the world are struggling to respond. Countries are reacting differently, but no one can ignore the surge of migrants globally. "The world has literally come to our doorstep," says Patrick Johnstone, founder of Operation World. "Will we open the door?"


In this crisis, GMI is releasing a new resource to help the Global Church respond in a loving and compassionate way to the migrants in our communities. The new Digital Single Facts, Fears and Faith in a Migrant Crisis by Patrick Johnstone and Dean Merrill, is a short resource designed to deal with the surge in fear and worry being faced by people in the Church around the world. The new Digital Single is now on sale along with the opportunity to pre-order the upcoming full book that will feature the single along with much more.


"It is tragic to see people violently uprooted from lands that were in their families for generations, or for centuries," says Johnstone, "We should rise to this opportunity, demonstrating Christ’s love, practicing the virtue of hospitality."


The book is drawn from the research in The Future of the Global Church (InterVarsity Press and GMI, 2011) by Patrick Johnstone. In Johnstone’s research, he identifies migration as one of the key challenges facing the Global Church. The book begins by framing the opportunities and challenges faced globally and then goes on to provide responses to migration that the Church should consider.


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