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Unwelcome In Their Own Communities
We know all too well how serious the world refugee crisis is. In a moment, families that have been rooted in their home communities, are forced to flee for their lives, to find a place of shelter, safety – asylum.
A Community Of Welcome
In our desire to apply a Tenth value of being a place of welcome for people from all different kinds of backgrounds, we seek to be a place of support, advocacy and meaningful friendships for refugees seeking safety and protection in the Lower Mainland.
The Refugee Situation
By mid-2020, 80 million people were displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, persecution, human rights violations and violence. Now, humanity is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, including 26.3 million refugees, 4.2 million asylum seekers (Refugee Claimants) and 49.5 million internally displaced or internationally displaced persons. (Stats gathered from UNHCR) Source Journey Home Community Although the vast majority of refugees are displaced in countries next door, a small percentage of refugees find their way to Canada. Although Tenth supports refugees in places like Lebanon and Europe, the bulk of our work is here in Canada.
2 Types of Refugees in Canada
Building genuine and enduring relationships with our refugee claimant neighbours
Why does Tenth Church primarily walk alongside refugee claimants?
What does the bible say about refugees?
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:33,34
I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35
What Tenth Does:
How Tenth Does This:
Tenth is able to walk alongside more than 150 refugees seeking asylum in Canada because of you - through giving your resources and living a life of welcoming newcomers.
Volunteers: We are able develop a growing community because of a dedicated and loving team of volunteers in a context of sharing friendship and offering belonging.
Partnerships: Joining us in this journey, Tenth has intentional partnerships with:
How can I get involved?
1. Give resources
2. Live a life of welcome.
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