After reading and hearing about the tragic happenings regarding refugees our hearts are always burdened. We often highlight how we can help, welcome and love our international neighbors. Yesterday the realness of this situation was captured in a photo that is sweeping the globe. Keelan Cook, Urban Resource Coordinator for the CGCS, has posted an insightful article demonstrating the importance of our role when faced with global migration and the refugee crisis in Europe right now:
“There is something about a picture, an icon, to galvanize emotions and set one’s conscience. The recent image of little Aylan Kurdi, washed up dead on a Turkish beach, is that image for the current migrant crisis in Europe. I call it a migrant crisis, because it is much more than a wave of immigration. Here in the States, we talk about the wave of foreign-born migrants to the US. But in Europe, it is not a wave; it is a tsunami.”
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