Refugees Risk Death for Freedom and Peace

Pope Francis holds a used life vest. (Gregorio Borgio/Reuters)

In the past six days over 700 people, real humans with lives, families and dreams have died seeking refuge from war and pesecution. I have been asked if refugees are crazy for trying to escape or if they are a threat.  The answer is clear, only someone who is desperate would risk death to escape the violence of their home country.  Crazy people wouldn’t be rational enough to leave and terrorists would be crazy to take a high risk, long journey that often leads to death.  Over 2,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year alone.  Pope Francis reminds us that the refugees are not dangerous, they are in danger.  Read more here.

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