Not Forgotten International: Ministry to North African Refugees

Joshua Shum

Not Forgotten International: Ministry to North African Refugees

By Janet Lenz — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total

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Svetmiru Ministry to Russian-Speaking Immigrants

By Lisa Pak — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a

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Ethnic Diversity Survey

Ethnic Diversity Survey: Portrait of a Multicultural Society — From the document: “Canada is a multicultural society whose ethno-cultural composition has been shaped over time by different waves of immigrants and their descendents, as well as by the Aboriginal peoples of the country. Each new wave of immigrants has added to its diversity. Canada welcomed

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Newcomers Network

— Welcome. We are blessed by a diversity of nationalities represented in our church, so there is a very good chance you will meet others here who share your cultural heritage. Our desire is to greet you with three things: ‘Compassion: We are here to offer kindness and compassionate support. We understand that leaving your

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Global Faith Forum

— Abstract: The Global Faith Forum highlights multifaith programs that are already making a difference. We won’t just talk about the programs, you’ll hear first hand from the people who are involved, including the challenges they face and the opposition they must overcome. — Keywords: Multi-faith programs, cross-cultural, multicultural — Additional Links: http://globalfaithforum.com

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Studying Congregations

— Abstract: Want to better understand your congregation or your community of faith? By examining a congregation’s ecology, culture, resources and process, we begin to understand its pattern and dynamics. — Reference(s): Janzen, Rich, Mark D. Chapman, and James W. Watson. 2012. Integrating Immigrants into the Life of Canadian Urban Christian Congregations: Findings from a

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Journey With Me

— Abstract: Local churches across the country are opening their homes and their hearts to refugees. These churches, of every denomination, are looking for resources to help them deepen and discover their way to becoming Samaritan churches. Journey with Me is a marvelous resource offering spiritual wisdom and practical tools for church groups who are

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Canadian Christian Churches as Partners in Immigrant Settlement and Integration

By Rich Janzen, Alethea Stobbe, Mark Chapman, and James Watson — Abstract: This article discusses the role of Canadian Christian churches in immigrant settlement and integration and discusses implications for the settlement sector. A total of 34 denominations responded to an online survey. Findings show that many churches are intentionally involved in immigrant ministry, motivated by

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