Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bono Commends Illinois Congregation for Efforts on Refugee Crisis

 "In a globalized world, the definition of neighbor is not what it used to be, but the principle hasn’t changed ... We as believers are called to take a stand," -Bono (quoting Matthew 8:20 and 25:42-46 to explain the importance of  responding to the current global refugee crisis).
Bono sent a video message to Bill and Lynn Hybels, pastors at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, to commend and inspire the congregation on this year's Celebration of Hope. "Bill Hybels told the congregation that he and Bono stay in touch, joking that whenever Bono needs song lyrics, he's there for him. When Bono found out that 4,000 runners were participating in a "Run For Refugees" 5K to help refugee women and children receive therapy to recover from the trauma they've endured, he wanted to send a message to the congregation," said Sherry Lawrence in the online site @U2.  Read full piece

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