May 14, 2018 by Cameron Klapwyk

Speaking Up: A Young Man’s Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

Looking back on it, Mitch de Lange attributes it to the Holy Spirit. It was the fall of 2016, and Mitch had just started his final year of high school. He was sitting in the pew at Barrie First CRC listening to a sermon when his mind wandered to a thought. “I’m doing nothing,” is the way Mitch describes this thought. “Everyone has an opportunity to speak in a church, but it’s not just going to be given to you. You have to stand up and take it.”

Mar 21, 2018 by Cameron Klapwyk

Faith and Settlement: Exploring Relationships between Faith-Based Groups and Settlement Agencies

Since 1979, World Renew’s Refugee Program has walked alongside many Canadian churches and community members as they have sponsored and resettled thousands of refugees to Canada. Refugee sponsorship is a significant undertaking and it requires support from many people and resources – it is a true community effort! Through this effort, many of the churches that have sponsored refugees with World Renew have also established relationships with government-funded settlement organizations.

Jul 18, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Churches Help Syrian Refugees

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). It’s a story as old as Christianity. The church in the Middle East is a rock that will not be shaken. Since the first days of the church, Christians in the Middle East have been committed to loving and helping their neighbors. This continues today. From the outset of the civil war in Syria churches across the Middle East have stood alongside vulnerable families...

Mar 9, 2017 by Jonathan Self

World Renew Reaches out to South Sudanese Refugees

Over one million South Sudanese families have already escaped the violence and famine and are taking refuge in northern Uganda. While the government of Uganda is welcoming these refugees, the infrastructure needs are great. Bidibidi is a refugee camp that has been created in Uganda since the outbreak of fighting last year. In the span of just 6 months this camp, which now stretches 22 kilometers, has become a home for nearly 300,000 people. One of the greatest needs in Bidibidi is proper sanitation.