After the Church released a letter and website to support the new Relief Society initiative, "I Was a Stranger," they also republished this article to help Church members better know simple ways they can change refugees' lives.
Ways to help refugees was part of an address Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities, delivered on Temple Square last year.
Humanitarian acts “rooted in a desire to listen, to heal, to cooperate, to respect are as potent a transformational agent for change as anything on the earth,” said the humanitarian leader while offering a Pioneers in Every Land lecture in the Assembly Hall on May 14, 2015.
Change and impact, she said, come through relationships.
“If you are filled with desires to help but don’t know exactly what to do, let me share a place to start,” said Eubank. “Try the suggestions below and you will be directed onward to something more specific by the Holy Ghost.”
- Be a sincere friend.
- Reach out to people on the periphery.
- Take a stand against intolerance.
- Promote compassion and understanding.
- Make a visit.