The Humanity of Refugees

In this video interview, Aaron Limmo talks about the importance of recognizing the humanity of all displaced people.

Aaron Limmo​, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," is a church planter in Iowa for the United Methodist Church. In this video interview, he talks about the importance of seeing the humanity in ALL people and how to express hospitality to those who are displaced from their homes. 

Music by Ryan Peak

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What Do You See? Photo Reflection

What do you see when you look at this photo? How can we re-imagine boundaries we create between people?

Extra wide photoreflection

Look at this photograph. What do you see?


This photo shows refugee and German children together at INSPIRE, a fresh expression of church in downtown Chemnitz in eastern Germany. Although these children are not from the same place, they are the same. They are children. 

Reflect on this photograph: 

  • How does seeing children playing together help to re-think how adults from different parts of the world can cooperate? 
  • With as much conflict occurring due to the refugee crisis, how does this photo show a different side of migration?
  • In what ways does this photograph show the connection between all humans across the world?


Photo provided by Barry Sloan, a husband, father, missionary, and pilgrim. Barry lives and works in Chemnitz, Germany.

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How Can Christians Show Hospitality?

How can we show hospitality to displaced people? Offer your creative suggestions in this discussion thread.

In his video interview, Aaron Limmo talks about how refugees and migrants just want to be treated as humans. This kind of language seems to rarely enter the conversation around the current refugee crisis. But shouldn't it be something that Christians think about?

- With Limmo's comments in mind, how should people of faith respond to the mass migration out of the Middle East?

- What are creative ways churches (all over the world) can express love and care to refugees in our communities and neighborhoods?

- What can we do for those refugees and migrants who are not near us?

Discuss with the Moyo Community by offering your creative suggestions here.

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