As hundreds of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from across the globe are seeking entry into the United States, churches on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are providing the much-needed assistance and hospitality to their vulnerable brothers and sisters.
Last weekend, The Justice Conference of the Justice Institutes hosted a conference on migration and refugees in San Diego, California. Glen Peterson, the Southern California Office Director for evangelical refugee resettlement agency World Relief, spoke as a panelist about how churches can and are responding to the crisis.
“Churches on both sides of the border are providing shelter,” Peterson told The Christian Post in an interview.
“I met a pastor on Saturday, who as we were talking to him about the migrants and asylum seekers corrected us. He said, ‘We don’t refer to them that way. We refer them to them as our guests.’