Refugee Crisis: European Christians differ on response

A strategic mission to Islam or meeting Muslims to convert them threatens social peace and contradicts the spirit and mandate of Jesus Christ and is therefore to be firmly rejected

The Evangelical Church of the Rhineland

Up to one million refugees are expected to arrive in Germany by end of this year, hoping to gain asylum in the European Union’s largest country.

Morgan Lee reports that some European Christians disagree on whether this is an opportunity to share the gospel.

Many are arriving from Muslim-majority countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. But while German churches have been eager to materially support the refugees, Christians aren’t on the same page about sharing the gospel with newcomers.

One prominent denomination has claimed in a position paper that trying to evangelize refugees is unchristian,

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Movements begin decaying when no one believes in the cause any more.

(via reader Brian)