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Presbytery Support for Syrian Refugees

Resolution for Protection and Hospitality for Syrian Refugees

Passed by the Mid-Kentucky Presbytery on November 21, 2015

 

We, on behalf of the 53 congregations and more than 8,000 members of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, affirm our commitment as followers of Jesus Christ to share the love of strangers and care for the vulnerable. Remembering that Jesus as a child was a refugee and as an adult welcomed strangers, we seek to provide safe refuge and hospitality to those fleeing war in Syria.

 

We call upon our neighbors in Kentucky and our fellow citizens in the United States to join us in seeking to protect and to provide hospitality to Syrian refugees.

 

We call upon our state and national leaders to remember our nation’s commitment to inclusion and choose justice over fear in responding to those affected by the Syrian war.

 

The Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky directs the Presbytery Moderator to send the Resolution for the Protection and Hospitality for Syrian Refugees to Governor Beshear, Governor-Elect Bevin, our members of Congress, President Obama, and our regional media outlets.

 

Sincerely,

Greg Cohen

Moderator

Mid-Kentucky Presbytery

21 November 2015

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