December 8, 2015

Refugees Welcomed in Allentown

As Christians celebrated Christ the King on Nov. 22, 500 people gathered in Allentown, Pa., to stand in solidarity against the face of fear and hatred at an interfaith event to welcome refugees from Syria. Those in attendance included young and old, the mayor of Allentown, clergy from the community, and people of many faiths and from various parts of the world. The divisions of this world, sinful and broken, were healed, if only for a moment, in what I’m sure was a glimpse of the new creation of God.

Read more of this article by Pr. Jennifer Phelps Ollikainen, executive director of Lutheran Congregational Services, on the ELCA’s Living Lutheran blog at: http://www.elca.org/Living-Lutheran/Blogs/2015/12/151203-A-glimpse-of-a-new-world