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SEEKING AS REFUGEES JOURNEY TOWARD SAFETY, THE CHURCH IS COMING ALONGSIDE AND OFFERING HOPE. THESE ARE A FEW OF THOSE STORIES.

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ix years of war in Syria have destroyed communities and torn families apart. In that time, more than 11 million people have been displaced from their homes due to violence and persecution. Five million people have gone to other countries, where they are now living as refugees. In nearby countries and around

the world, the global refugee crisis has affected more than 60 million people. There are currently 21 million refugees living outside their home countries and more than 40 million who are displaced. More than half of them are children. As long as war and violence exist, so too will refugees. It can be easy to turn

NCM Magazine/Summer 2017  
NCM Magazine/Summer 2017  

Compassion as a lifestyle