Friday, July 6, 2018

Historic High in US Acceptance of Christian Refugees

VOANews: Historic High in US Acceptance of Christian Refugees

United States government records show that nearly 68 percent of all refugees arriving in the country over the past nine months are Christian. That information comes from the U.S. State Department. The acceptance rate represents a 16-year high for Christian refugees. Yet some Christian activists are unhappy about the latest numbers. They note that the number of refugees accepted is much lower than that of recent years. (read more)

Words in This Story

church – n. a Christian religious center; a building where Christians meet for religious services

mobilization – n. coming together for action

console – v. to soothe

proportion – n. the correct measure of something

persecute – v. to treat someone cruelly or unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs

preference – n. wanting something more than another thing

factor – n. something that influences or produces a result

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