God Sees the Refugee: Drama

Book, 2007, 15 pp
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God sees the plight of refugees and laments the injustice that leads to their displacement from home and country. The church, called to emulate God's character, must also care about the hardship of refugees. One way to do so is to incorporate a performance of this drama into a worship service or other gathering of Christians. The drama creates the opportunity to focus on our responsibility to work for justice, to think about the suffering of refugees, and to pray for their deliverance.

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema wrote this drama after she visited refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya in March 2007 as a member of a Christian Reformed World Relief Committee's refugee learning tour. While in the camps, she visited hospitals, schools, and homes of refugees. She spoke with teachers, principals, nurses, camp officials, and the refugees themselves. The scenes portrayed in the drama are based on these encounters. The main prop, the bench, was inspired by benches used in the schools. Scripture is incorporated throughout the drama because it provides both the language of lament and the language of hope - lament because of injustice and hope because of Christ's victory in the world.

(2 actors, 50 min.)

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