Presiding Bishop on Syrian Refugee Crisis

“Be not afraid!”
November 18, 2015

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry addresses the current Syrian refugee crisis:
 

“Be not afraid!”  

Often in the gospels, fear grips the people of God, and time and again, either the angels, or Our Lord himself, respond with the same words of comfort: “Be not afraid.”  

In times like this fear is real.   And I share that fear with you.  Our instinct tells us to be afraid. The fight-or-flight mentality takes hold.  At the present moment, many across our Church and our world are grasped by fear in response to the terrorist attacks that unfolded in Paris last Friday.  These fears are not unfounded.  We can and should support law enforcement officials who are working hard and at great risk to protect us from crime and keep us safe.   And yet, especially when we feel legitimate fear, our faith reminds us “Be not afraid.”  The larger truth is that our ultimate security comes from God in Christ.
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Resources

The following resources are offered for education and understanding of the Syrian refugee crisis.

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