Indiana Refugee Resettlement Resource Page
- WBEZ / NPR Radio Story on Indiana Governor Directive to Refuse Syrian Refugees, with The Welcome Network's Tony Burrell
- More detailed print version of the above WBEZ story
- 1st Effects of Indiana Governor's Statement, as well as a Times of Northwest Indiana article covering the support and criticism of Governor Pence's statement.
- Article detailing France's continued commitment to accept refugees despite the recent attack
- The challenges and needs of a Syrian refugee family in Chicago
PHOTOS & SLIDESHOWS
- Compelling Refugee Picture/Story Compilation by "Humans of New York" creator
- Photo Essay on the Syrian Crisis
- Photo Journal of Syrian children on the Journey from Fear
FACTSHEETS & INFO ON THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
- Jeremy Courtney, in an opinion piece for the Washington Post, on why we should love despite fear.
- Joint opinion piece for the Northwest Indiana Times, by The Welcome Network's Tony Burrell and The Northwest Indiana Islamic Center's Imam Mongy El-Quesny, on why Indiana Governor Pence needs to reconsider barring Syrian refugees
- Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention: "Stop pitting security and compassion against each other in the Syrian refugee crisis."
STATEMENTS BY FAITH LEADERS
- Press Release by National Association of Evangelicals, supporting continued refugee resettlement efforts
- World Relief Statement standing with refugees
BIBLICAL BASIS FOR CARING FOR THE STRANGER
- A short paper by Dr. Brian Dennert, Pastor of Theology at Faith Church (Dyer, IN) on what the Bible says about the issue.
- A downloadable bookmark with 40 passages of Scripture concerning our call to have a compassionate response to the "stranger" or alien.
- Video of Wednesday evening dialogue with Pastor Bob Bouwer and Dr. Brian Dennert of Faith Church (Dyer, IN) on why the church should care for the refugee. Dialogue begins at 23:30 after worship on the video.
- A resource from desiringgod.org: "Eight Words from Jesus in a World with Refugees"
OVERVIEW OF THE RESETTLEMENT PROCESS
- U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants Step-by-Step Overview of the Screening Process
- Three facts to know about resettlement.
- Time Magazine Synopsis of the resettlement process.
- CNN article on why terrorists would not choose the refugee resettlement process as their means of attempting entry into the United States.
- Extremely telling video from Samaritan's Purse (the group behind those Christmas shoeboxes) on how refugees are arriving into Europe, and what they are doing to help.
- What President Reagan thought about immigrants:
- World Relief's Refugee Crisis Info Page