Episode 193

Hurricane Ian Update, Joni and Friends & Evangelicals’ Approach to Immigration

Sep 29, 2022

As Hurricane Ian makes landfall across Florida, Disaster Relief crews are ready to respond to the needs of those who chose stay in its wake. First responders, electrical workers and more are prepared to meet the needs of those picking up the pieces of the devastation. With the war in Ukraine continuing to make worldwide headlines, Joni and Friends, the ministry organization of evangelist Joni Eareckson Tada, is expanding its usual outreach to disabled persons by assisting them in evacuating the country. And, American evangelicals believe the U.S. has a moral responsibility to accept refugees and immigrants in a variety of circumstances and that Christians should be caring for them…that’s according to a recent Lifeway study on immigration.

Transcript

As Hurricane Ian makes landfall across Florida, Disaster Relief crews are ready to respond to the needs of those who chose stay in its wake. First responders, electrical workers and more are prepared to meet the needs of those picking up the pieces of the devastation.

The dangerous storm is expected to cross Florida and then turn back to the east coast wreaking havoc as it moves north.

Send Relief is also working through its partners in Cuba, which was hit earlier by Hurricane Ian when it was a Category 3 storm, leaving most residents without power. In addition, Send Relief continues its response in Puerto Rico where widespread flooding and power outages followed Hurricane Fiona, which battered the island Sep. 18.
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With the war in Ukraine continuing to make worldwide headlines, Joni and Friends, the ministry organization of evangelist Joni Eareckson Tada, is expanding its usual outreach to disabled persons by assisting them in evacuating the country.

Tada said the devastation caused by Russia’s invasion has left disabled persons among the most vulnerable.

A hot-line was established stateside where displaced Ukrainians could call in and let the organization know where they were and what needs they had. Once the phone line was set up, the gravity of the situation became clear.
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American evangelicals believe the U.S. has a moral responsibility to accept refugees and immigrants in a variety of circumstances and that Christians should be caring for them…that’s according to a recent Lifeway study on immigration.

More than 3 in 5 evangelicals (70 percent) agree the U.S. has a moral obligation to accept refugees, which are legally defined as those fleeing persecution due to specific factors such as their race, religion or political opinion. Additionally, around 3 in 4 agree that a national moral obligation exists to accept refugees fleeing religious persecution (74 percent) and people fleeing natural disasters (73 percent).

Additionally, 69 percent say Christians have a responsibility to care sacrificially for refugees or other foreigners, and 58 percent say Christians should assist immigrants even if they are here illegally.

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