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The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article (January 2, 2020) about Swiss families inviting refugees over for dinner. A Zurich-based nonprofit, Dinner Together, matches willing hosts with refugees for a meal together. As the new year gets underway, we wanted to start off with enhanced content related to the plight of refugees around the world. This week’s authors give a perspective on finding home within, and on how each of us, through prayer, can help meet a need.

The Monitor reported that “an unprecedented 70 million people have been forced from their homes globally.” Whether climate-change refugees, or peoples displaced due to war, human rights violations, or economic hardship, the need can be overwhelming. Yet the challenge is to see as God sees, enabling us to understand that everyone has a place in God’s divine kingdom.

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