I am frequently asked to give talks to area congregations about the work of Interfaith Action of Central Texas. When I do so, I almost always talk about our work with international refugees. Invariably, I see some confused looks on the faces of my audience.
It is clear to me that many people don’t understand what is meant by the term, “refugee.” Some immediately associate refugees with immigrants, particularly undocumented or “illegal” immigrants, and they seem upset or concerned. Others are simply confused:
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