Videos

  • A New Twist on Refugee Sponsorship

    weddingBVORThis is not an AGC story, but it is a Canadian story. 

    In the summer of 2017, Natasha Carew and Sean Ritchie got married and decided to forgo wedding gifts and instead encouraged their guests to help raise $26,000 to sponsor a refugee family through the BVOR program, and give them a new life in Canada.

    Their story was written up in The Star after the Sudanese family they were matched with had arrived and settled in Toronto.

    Looking back on their experience, Natasha and Sean wish others their age were doing more to bring forcibly displaced families to Canada. They understand that it could just as easily be us looking for a new home to resettle in. They both work full-time, and found the time commitments to be very manageable as they worked with their team.

    The newspaper article link above and the YouTube video below are worth the watch, and worth sharing. Enjoy, and be inspired!

  • Aerial Shot of Lifejackets

    The garbage dump in Lesbos contains a powerful symbol of the number of refugees risking their lives by sea.

  • Ahmad was a soul, and he became a number.

    Syrian refugees are not only fleeing ISIS.

    Human Rights Watch has investigated some of the stories of leaked photos of detainees killed while in custody of the Syrian government and produced this video.

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  • Antecessor Refugee Crisis Response

    Our thanks to Antecessor Rapid Response (www.antecessor.org/) for allowing us to share this video which shows how the church is reaching out and caring for refugees passing through the the Balkans: an example of love for churches everywhere to emulate in their local response to the worldwide refugee crisis.

    This is the Gospel sharing love for others that Jesus has called His church to live out in their communities and around the world.

  • Bono Joins Willow Creek's Celebration of Hope

    Over the weekend U2's Bono sent this video message to Willow Creek Community Church to commend and encourage them in their response to the refugee crisis.

  • Drone footage shows total devastation in Homs, Syria

    This aerial footage shows the total devastation of the city of Homs, once Syria's third largest city and a major industrial hub.  Close to 1 million people no longer live here; those not killed are seeking refuge somewhere.

  • Europe's Refugees Wash Ashore in Greece

    A Samaritan's Purse video showing some Syrian refugees arriving on the shores of Greece.

  • Four Minutes Experiment

    Psychologist Arthur Aron said that four minutes of eye contact brings people closer to each other better than everything else. In this video Amnesty International experiments with that idea by pairing up Europeans and refugees who have never met before.

  • Israelis Lend a Helping Hand to Syrian Refugees in Greece

    When the unlikeliest of people are helping others it's an opportunity for self-reflection by those who should be the likeliest. Regardless of your politics and prejudice, "none of that matters here on the beach."

  • Never Give Up

    A moving reminder of Paul's words to the persecuted.

  • Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws

    ss banged up for blasphemyThe news of Asia Bibi's arrival in Canada has once again put the spotlight on the plight of persecuted Pakistanis who have fled for their lives after being falsely accused of blasphemy. This excellent video reveals the broad scope of Pakistan's blasphemy laws and the fervent zeal of those seeking to enforce them.

  • Refugee Sponsorship Video 2019

    Churches and community organizations in Port Hope and Cobourg, Ontario, have welcomed several refugee families as newcomers to their community.

    This 3-minute video introduces us to come of those families and speaks of the call that God's children have to "be a neighbour" to those who are in need of a home today.

     

  • Save the Children

    Save the Children has produced these 2 excellent videos showing, through a number of one second vignettes, what war does to children.

  • What if the fighting in Aleppo was happening in Toronto?

    Understanding how other people are just like us makes it easier to feel compassion for them and love outside of our comfort zones.

  • World Vision's Welcome to Canada

    World Vision has put out a wonderful video of children welcoming refugees to Canada.

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