Hosted by: Refugee Highway Partnership
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific
Refuge Reimagined authors Mark (Regent College, Vancouver) and Luke (Australian National University, Canberra) Glanville will partner with James Grunau (Journey Home Community, Vancouver) to discuss
Drawing on their respective expertise in Old Testament studies and international relations, brothers Mark Glanville (Canada) and Luke Glanville (Australia) will lead us in exploring a new approach to compassion for displaced people: a biblical ethic of kinship.
In this workshop context, Mark Glanville will put a biblical ethic of kinship to work on the issue of forced displacement. Via close examination of a biblical text, we will see how God’s people are consistently called to extend kinship—a mutual responsibility and solidarity—to those who are marginalized and without a home.
Luke Glanville will explore how nations have both an opportunity and a responsibility to replace dispositions of fear and antagonism toward refugees with dispositions of trust and welcome. Luke will equip us to answer the “but what about . . .” questions that so often come our way!
This workshop coincides with the launch of the Glanville's new book published by Intervarsity Press.
Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each year in Canada on April 4th. It is an opportunity to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Singh Decision. Refugee Rights Day is also a time to learn about the threats to those rights.
You can get more information about the Supreme Court's 1985 Singh decision, and the importance of that decision today, along with other practical resources to assist you in promoting Refugee Rights Day in your community.
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