Warnock Wins, Cal Academics Strike, Afghans Still Not Settled
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There is no shortage of information coming at us every day with invitations to engage. Rather than getting swept up with the tide, here at KTF Press, we try to ask ourselves each week, how is Jesus coming to us? And during this season of Advent, as we contemplate Christ’s coming to earth, this is the ultimate question. Engaging with media where the narratives of those at the margins are moved to the center can bring us closer to God. So we hope these podcasts, articles, and threads do just that.
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This week, Slate’s What Next podcast followed Lila and Bassir who are Afghan refugees navigating America’s system of scant support. I didn’t know that the United States has no federal resettlement agency for refugees and that this vital process basically gets outsourced to people like you and me. I didn’t know that refugees can generally only access housing that is available without a social security number, security deposit, or credit check often placing the most vulnerable people in the harshest conditions. I didn’t know that three months of financial support is all the United States government offers to new arrivals. Scripture invites us many times to care for the widow, the orphan, the fatherless, and the foreigner. They are at the center of God’s call for justice. But often, after the lens of the media moves on from a conflict or crisis, our care and concern moves on as well. And for the thousands of refugees that come to the United States annually like those from Afghanistan after our disastrous exit last year, sustained support is desperately needed. Pray for our neighbors from other nations, love them whenever possible, and advocate for a better way.
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