Who are the Refugees? A Discussion and Exploration.

Join us Wednesday evening, February 15, 2016 for a discussion about refugees in the United States and Nashville. We’ll gather at 6:30pm at Woodland.

Who are refugees? How are they different from other types of immigrants? What are Nashvillians doing to help? Where do I fit into this discussion? What does the Bible say about all this?

You might find yourself asking some or all of these questions lately. Social media posts and news reports can be confusing.

No matter how much or how little you feel you know, you are welcome to join us for a presentation and discussion that will address these questions.

Rev. Leigh Bonner, Job Coach and Chaplain at Nations Ministry Center, will lead us in an exploration of who refugees are, what Nashvillians are already doing to help, and how Christians might engage Jesus’ call to welcome the strangers and foreigners among us.”

Rev. Leigh Bonner is a PC(USA) Teaching Elder and a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt Divinity School. For almost five years, Leigh has been serving as Job Coach and Chaplain for Congregational Relations at Nations Ministry Center, a Presbyterian nonprofit agency serving refugees in Nashville. There, she places refugee clients in sustainable employment, assists with social services, and liaises with refugee congregations to train pastors and elders to help their congregants through the integration process.She spent 2006-2007 in Ghana as a Young Adult Volunteer, teaching at a church school and living with a Ghanaian family in Accra. Leigh is a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt Divinity School.