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Reading the Bible in Light of the Global Refugee Crisis

Monday 29 May 2017
5:30pm refreshments for 6:00pm lecture

Speakers: Dr Tim Davy with respondent Za Tuah Ngur (Nguri)

Staggering forced migration statistics and the stories of human suffering behind the numbers raise pressing political and ethical questions. How should Christians respond? Dr Tim Davy brings a biblical and missional perspective to bear on the heated debate, along with reflections on the experience of the church in Europe in responding to the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.

Speaker: Tim Davy is Research Fellow and Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Mission, Redcliffe College, Gloucester. At Redcliffe he focuses on the Bible and Mission, and Scripture Engagement streams of Redcliffe’s MA in Contemporary Missiology. Tim enjoys supervising a range of dissertation topics and teaching on the modules, ‘Reading the Bible Missionally’ and ‘Scripture Engagement: Approaches and Issues’.

Tim has been involved in and has led a number of short-term mission trips to Israel, Belgium, France, Israel, Ghana, Peru and Western Russia (with IFES, Love Russia, Operation Mobilisation (OM), Intercontinental Church Society (ICS) and church-based teams).

Respondent: Za Tuah Ngur (Nguri), a Baptist pastor involved with care of refugee children as a Chin Burmese Bicultural Liaison Worker for the Victorian Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups.

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