Reconcile! Ministry to Refugee Children


Overview


Through partnering with humanitarian aid agencies, Bible Society Lebanon’s program, “Reconcile!” aims at offering hope to refugee children through an interactive drama presentation about reconciliation and forgiveness, based on Bible stories. The presentation is accompanied by the distribution of literature which paraphrases Bible stories about reconciliation.

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Lebanon is hosting over 1.5 million registered Syrian refugees, along with Palestinian refugees. Hundreds of aid and humanitarian agencies are struggling to keep up with the refugees’ basic needs. Entire generations are being born and brought up in confined camp facilities with very low hygiene and an absence of social and educational platforms. Children are being brought up amid hate, despair and vengeance. There is little to no focus on this negative atmosphere or on helping children to overcome their trauma.

Bible Society has been approached by several humanitarian agencies to provide assistance in entertaining children in the camps, using hopeful and positive strategies as well as appropriate trauma healing techniques. The Bible, the book of hope, will be the source of these presentations in the camps.

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