“Refugee from the Storm” to encourage people to get involved in assisting refugees in their communities.
“Invite a Refugee to Dinner” about families from Bhutan and USA who shopped together for ingredients and cooked together (4 minutes).
“Dutch Potato Project” about former enemies in WW2 sacrificing for fellow Saints, despite deep distrust and war trauma (12 minutes). What was accomplished when they gave up their potatoes? What is YOUR potato?
“Ye Have Done It Unto Me” from Bible videos (3 minutes). Notice their surprised response, “When saw we thee a stranger?” You may be doing more than you realize.
Song: “Safe Harbors” by Michael McLean about “refugees among us from very private wars.” Watch a video or read the lyrics.
One-page handout about of service ideas, downloadable here.
Wondering who are the refugees in Massachusetts? Here’s an article.
Planning a lesson? Here are stories, quotes and scriptures and discussion questions.
Do you have a Book Club in your area?
“Outcasts United” about a soccer team called the Fugees (short for Refugees) from a few dozen countries, and a rural Southern town trying to adjust to the flood of refugees.
“Desert Roots: Journey of an Iranian Immigrant Family,” a very personal memoir by Brandeis professor Mitra Shavarini about her parents’ exile from Iran, her childhood in Rhode Island when Iranians were despised, and her parents’ return in their old age.