Refugees and Immigrants, Our Neighbors

Panelists, Focus Webinar, Refugees and Immigrants Our Neighbors

On Thursday, May 27, 20h CET (6pm GMT) we are continuing our current season of webinar conversations on refugees and immigrants, this time with the title – “Refugees and Immigrants, Our Neighbors”. Our underlining question remains: Should we, followers of Jesus, care? 

Our international team of panelists include: Heather N. Staff, Political Adviser on Refugee and Migration Policy to UK Parliamentarians. Liviu Bocaniala, President of a leadership development organization, Polylogos Association, Romania. Mihaela Kovacs, Founder and Director of Fundatia Beraca, Romania. Yousef Alkhoury, Lecturer of Biblical Studies and Missions, Bethlehem Bible College, Palestine. Zdravko Plantak, Professor of Religion and Ethics at Loma Linda University, California, US.

Our 90 minute conversation will include questions: Why are Christians divided over the acceptance of refugees and immigrants into our countries?  What obstacles have you faced in your ministering to refugees or immigrants? Are there similarities in the suffering of refugees and immigrants, and other minorities? What does it look like to be a refugee in one’s own country? How does the teaching of Jesus about loving our neighbors include loving our refugees and immigrants too, and what does this look like in practice? How can Christians help other Christians, and our communities, to welcome refugees/immigrants, and treat them with respect?

We are inviting you and your friends to watch and share this webinar with your friends.

About Tihomir Kukolja

Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Baytown TX, USA with professional ties with Seattle WA, USA and Fuzine, Croatia. Currently serves as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative. Loves photography, blogging and social media. Views, opinions and interests expressed in this blog are those of the author and contributors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which the author is or has been associated in the past.
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