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Presbyterian Action Alert – Syrian Refugees

November 19, 2015 by  
Filed under PCUSA

 

Presbyterian Action AlertNovember 18, 2015

Support Syrian Refugee Resettlement!

 

YOUR VOICE IS URGENTLY NEEDED:

Tell Congress & Your Governor to WELCOME SYRIAN REFUGEES!

 

The Stated Clerk of the PCUSA issued a statement today calling for hope over fear.  He states, “We are a world grieving. We mourn the many deaths, not only in Paris, but also in Beirut, Baghdad, and Egypt. Any sense of security we have had is badly compromised by these horrific events; moreover, our fear of ISIS grows with every successful execution of its violent agenda…  As U.S. governors pledge to refuse Syrian refugees within their states and some presidential hopefuls promise to abandon the refugee program altogether, we the people have a choice to make. We can choose to follow those who would have us hide in fear or we can choose hope…  The way to end terror is to prove that those who demonize us are wrong. We are not a heartless secular culture. We must witness to the Gospel with generous hospitality. To hide in fear is a mistake. Fear is the ammunition of terror. Hope is the best defense.”

 

Background: As people across the United States are donating to help Syrian refugees abroad and volunteering to welcome refugees in their communities, a number of Governors recently announced that they want to stop their states from resettling Syrian refugees. This is morally reprehensible and goes against everything for which the United States stands. Some Members of Congress have even introduced legislation that would stop refugee resettlement altogether. It is critical that public officials hear from their constituents NOW as decisions are being made that will drastically impact the lives of Syrian refugees and refugee resettlement in the United States.

 

Please take action TODAY:
 
Call your Representative and Senators : 1-866-961-4293

 

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