Evangelicals And The Diversity Of Opinion On Refugees

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Youths hold hands for a prayer during a gathering at sunset outside the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Ky in April 2016. Americans who say they have no ties to organized religion, dubbed "nones," now make up about 23 percent of the population, just behind evangelicals, who comprise about 25 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Youths hold hands for a prayer during a gathering at sunset outside the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Ky in April 2016. Americans who say they have no ties to organized religion, dubbed "nones," now make up about 23 percent of the population, just behind evangelicals, who comprise about 25 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Evangelicals And The Diversity Of Opinion On Refugees

Each Saturday, evangelical talk radio host Julie Roys broadcasts her show Up For Debate to Christians across North America from her studio in Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute. The goal of the program is to provide differing points of view on issues to help listeners make informed decisions (not too different from our goal here at the Morning Shift)

Roys takes on topics that resonate with evangelicals like abortion and co-habitation, but she has also tackled topics like feminism, terrorism and the Black Lives Matter movement. The question she asked for her latest show was: How should Christians respond to the refugee crisis? And is it wrong to limit or reject refugees coming from other countries into the United States? 

Morning Shift spoke with Roys about the different points of view that evangelicals have on refugees. We take calls from WBEZ and Up For Debate listeners to get the evangelical radio and public radio audiences talking to one another about this important issue affecting the nation.