Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Refugees Bring Freshness and Vitality

The Uniting Church in South Australia is helping the African refugees deal with the daily pressures of transition; focusing on the practical problems of adaptation and the issues of spiritual renewal in the new environment.

“We in the Uniting Church have become particularly aware of the plight of Sudanese refugees because so many of them have joined our congregation”, said Reverend Graham Vawser, the moderator of the Uniting Church in Adelaide city.

“One of the reasons we welcome them so enthusiastically is that they bring such a freshness, such a vitality of faith” to the Australian society.

The church has recently launched a refugee support fund to help African refugees come to Australia (where they can find a new world of faith and opportunity for learning), according to The Advertiser newspaper report.
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