The Stranger Among You: How the Faith-Based Refugee Resettlement Movement is Shattering Our Red and Blue Silos - a book by Kate Rice

The Stranger Among You: How the Faith-Based Refugee Resettlement Movement is Shattering Our Red and Blue Silos book promotion by Kate Rice

This book is on sale on Amazon for $0.99 (regularly $2.99) 4/17/2019 - 5/17/2019!

Flying under the radar of the national news media is a grassroots refugee resettlement movement that sees Americans of all faiths and political beliefs working together to help refugees thrive in America. Trump voters and Clinton voters, pro-lifers and pro-choicers, the secular and the devout are all working together because of the common ground they share.

The book covers robust refugee resettlement efforts throughout the country, focusing mostly on the surprising fact that some of the strongest movements are in the Bible Belt and other red states. You'll hear from low-body fat techies, podcasting mothers, military veterans, passionate pastors, college students, a couple of Republican governors and others about what motivates them to work in this great--and quintessentially American--cause.

Churches and synagogues are social justice machines and many are courting the community outside their doors to help the resettle refugees. And churches are finding that non-members are coming to them hoping to help make a difference.

The Bible tells us to help the stranger and that's what motivates many of those working in the trenches of refugee resettlement, no matter what their faith.

It's also a how-to that covers everything from how to find refugees to help to ways you can help them. It talks about the challenges volunteers face. Among them: what do you when a kid kicks a soccer ball through you century-old stained glass window? Answer: you patch it with duct tape and keep working.

There are countless stories of new friendships forged and of finding the rewards of going outside your comfort zone by working not only with refugees, but with fellow Americans who probably disagree with you on some issues but are totally in sync with you on this one.

It's a story of people helping people, one family at a time.

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