Posts Tagged “refugees”

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Posted July 10th, 2017 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

Joining God in Your Neighbourhood by Taking Advantage of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP): an idea from CBAC’s Intercultural Ministries. The churches in Atlantic Canada that will be considered growing churches, will be intercultural churches. These churches will experience snowball growth as diverse people are… Read More »

World Refugee Day – Family Reunification

Posted June 16th, 2017 - Read Article - 2 Comments - Leave a Response

June 20th is World Refugee Day. “An unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.” (Source – “Family separation has devastating impacts on… Read More »

Refugee Rights Day

Posted March 31st, 2017 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Tuesday April 4th is Refugee Rights Day in Canada. Canada’s reputation as a refugee receiving country is at an all-time high. Our private sponsorship program is particularly admired, but there’s room for improvement – especially around family re-unification. To welcome a refugee family and then… Read More »

Christmas Crossroads

Posted December 18th, 2015 - Read Article - 4 Comments - Leave a Response

The Paris and San Bernardino killings coupled with desperate Muslim refugees in need of hospitality have brought many disciples of Jesus to a crossroads. Radical commands like: love your neighbour, love your enemy, do good to those who hate you, show hospitality to strangers (and… Read More »

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Posted September 11th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

The number of refugees from Syria has now topped 4 million people. Worldwide, there are 20 million refugees that have been displaced from their homes. The CABC is responding by committing to sponsoring 50 families. We’re part of a wider Canadian Baptist story where 100… Read More »

Finding a New Home

Posted May 30th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

What would it take to force you out of Canada? Aside from our recent winter, would natural disaster or social upheaval force you to abandon your home, belongings, and say “goodbye” to life as you know it? Can you imagine what would force you to… Read More »

Welcome to Paradise

Posted May 22nd, 2015 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

Paradise Baptist Church (NS) is moving ahead in their quest to sponsor a family displaced by the violence in the Middle East. The refugee sponsorship team of Paradise Baptist took the next step and chose the family they would sponsor and help to settle in… Read More »

Conversations: Refugee Sponsorship

Posted October 2nd, 2012 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Listen to a conversation with Dr. Lois Mitchell (Dir. Public Witness & Social Concerns), Paul Carline (Dir. Intercultural Ministries), and Larry & Lynn Pearce (Coordinators of Refugee and Uprooted Peoples Issues with Canadian Baptists of Western Canada). This round table discussion touches on some of… Read More »