Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christian group urges U.S. to accept more refugees

From Pittsburgh-

Leaders in the region’s largest coalition of Christian churches have called on the United States to increase its intake of refugees from the war-torn Middle East and for local church members to help in refugee resettlement.

The statement comes from the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania, representing an array of regional Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant governing bodies. It also calls for passage of a pending U.S. House bill that would expedite refugee processes for religious minorities, including Christians, who are targeted by the Islamic State group.

Bishop Dorsey McConnell of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh said it’s “important we be absolutely unambiguous about this” in the face of opposition to resettlement efforts. The refugees are “fleeing exactly the violence we are concerned about.”

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