Welcoming Refugees as 'Guests' in Jordan

October 27, 2016

One of the most inspirational - and convicting - parts of my recent trip to Jordan was learning more about how the nation has welcomed in more than 1 million refugees from Syria (and many others from other nations). While some U.S. politicians demonize refugees and offer fear-mongering rhetoric about us accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees, I listened as leaders in Jordan insisted they must serve refugees as guests in their nation. And I learned firsthand that the Jordanians pride themselves in their hospitality.

My latest Ethics Daily article reports on what I learned about Jordan welcoming refugees. The article, Welcoming Refugees as 'Guests' in Jordan, includes comments from the mayor of Amman, a leader of the Middle East Council of Churches, and a Catholic priest involved in interfaith work. The article also includes a photo I took of Amman's Mayor Aqel Biltaji.

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