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The missio Dei as context for a ministry to refugees

Diniz R. Soares, George Lotter, Sarel J. van der Merwe
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 51, No 1 | a2101 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i1.2101 | © 2017 Diniz R. Soares, George Lotter, Sarel J. van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 February 2016 | Published: 27 February 2017

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Diniz R. Soares, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
George Lotter, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
Sarel J. van der Merwe, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa


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Abstract

The current global escalation of refugees and involuntary migration, due to the effects of war and world disasters, makes it imperative to devise an effective approach to care for refugees. This article, therefore examines the problem of displacement from the perspective of missio Dei. It presents God’s active involvement in his creation, recreating it and providing particular care for the vulnerable and refugees.

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missions; missio Dei; refugees; foreigner

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