The Narrative of Fear Surrounding Refugees: Preparing Ourselves for the Conversation | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

If we are pro-life, we are pro-refugee.

Source: The Narrative of Fear Surrounding Refugees: Preparing Ourselves for the Conversation | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

country fear has become a defining narrative, even among Evangelicals. It comes in many forms: fear of unemployment, fear of the unknown, fear of the infringement of rights—all concerning. But one in particular—fear of terrorism—has caused a unique problem when it comes to community and love of neighbor.

This fear has played a significant role in how we view ‘the other.’ Our fear of terrorism, and often of Muslims in general, has been perpetuated and exacerbated by the recent election. This includes the narrative of the incoming President-elect’s campaign, and even now, his appointment of several people to key positions of leadership.

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