World Refugee Day

The irony isn’t lost on me that the day after posting “Avoiding Being Super-Sized,” I am posting a reminder that today is World Refugee Day. As we struggle to stop eating more than we should, many struggle to even eat at all. I always think of the passage from Genesis 12:1-3 in which God blesses Abram to be a blessing to the nations and the phrase from the New Testament: “To much is given, much is required.”

According to the United Nations, by the end of 2007, there were more than 11 million refugees worldwide and 26 million internally displaced people.

Another important statistic: The world population will grow to 7 billion by 2012.

Finally, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Iraq, Kenya, Russia, Sudan and Europe have been identified as among the worst violators of refugees’ rights in a global survey.

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  • Joe Miller

    I thought Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said that?

    Seriously though, let us also remember the need in the midwest where may are facing a food and water crisis.

  • Joe Miller

    I thought Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said that?

    Seriously though, let us also remember the need in the midwest where may are facing a food and water crisis.

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