Refugees are People, Just Like You and Me

This post, along with our previous post, is written by a BGR staff member with over a decade of experience working with refugees. We hope that these reminders will encourage you and equip you to work with refugees. We welcome your thoughts and questions below. Refugees are people, just like you and me, created in […]

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7 Tips for Working with Refugees

This post comes from one of our most experienced BGR staff members who has worked “hands on” with refugees and refugee projects worldwide for over a decade. Below are simple yet profound lessons for any of us feeling called or thinking about working with refugees. Overcome any prejudice, fear, and any doubts about refugees that […]

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Do I Need to be Afraid of Refugees?

Photo by Jedidiah Smith Just saying publicly that your organization works to help refugees is polarizing these days. BGR recently published its annual “Impact” report and gave as one stat that we helped over 100,000 refugees last year. We celebrate these numbers (and wish it were more) but some supporters have voiced concern of working […]

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Refugees in My Backyard

Photo by Jedidiah Smith When our family moved to the Nashville area we were surprised to discover diverse peoples from all over the world living here. In Nashville, nearly 12 percent of the population was born outside of the U.S. (Nashville Mayor’s Office)  and represent about 90 nations (Nashville Baptist Association).  I remember in our […]

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Refugee or Internally Displaced: What’s the Difference?

There are an estimated 60 to 65 million displaced persons in the world today. Only 1/3 of these are considered refugees. What’s the difference between a refugee and an internally displaced person? Refugee – persons or groups of persons who have been forced to flee, or leave, their homes or places of habitual residence as […]

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An Introduction to Working with Refugees

Today, there are more refugees and displaced peoples in the world than any other time in history. Armed conflict, famine, and human rights abuse have created a mass of human movement on a scale never before seen. While the suffering is tragic, the awareness and response to the needs generated has been lacking. It may […]

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