Finding Refuge – 60 Minutes Special

Highly recommend viewing this CBS 60 minutes special ‘Finding Refuge.’ It details stories of resettled refugees including interviews with US State Department officials and refugees in Zaatari Camp Jordan who were resettled to the US. Pastor Bryant Wright of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, in deep Republican Marietta, Georgia, just outside Atlanta, was also interviewed. He shares the story of his church’s involvement with one family, and challenges:

Isn’t it better to reach out and love these folks than to give them the cold shoulder? Which approach do you think might cause a Muslim refugee to be more sympathetic to Islamic terrorism?”

Many stereotypes and fear exist surrounding this issue. This special cuts right to the sources and people involved in the crisis.

Click here to watch.

You can read the full transcript of this this article which was originally posted at CBS News by 60 Minutes.

About Scott Gustafson

Scott Gustafson has extensive experience in ministry and business in the Middle East, having lived or worked in the region for 20 years. He is a PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit working with the Extreme Beliefs Project. He is a guest lecturer and is also the Managing Partner of Purpose Global Strategies, an International Business and non-profit consulting firm. He advises large funding agencies as well as indigenous businesses and ministries in Sudan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. He has an MA in Intercultural Communication from Moody Graduate School, and a BA in Nursing and Biology from Western Michigan University. Scott and his wife have 2 children and they live in Grand Rapids, MI.