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Elder Patrick Kearon at European Union Summit: Being a Refugee Does Not Define Who These People Are

"We must be careful that news of the refugees’ plight does not somehow become commonplace when the initial shock wears off and yet the wars continue and the families keep coming," Elder Patrick Kearon said in his April 2016 general conference address. "Millions of refugees worldwide, whose stories no longer make the news, are still in desperate need of help."

With several European senior representatives from various religions including Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish faiths, Elder Patrick Kearon, President of the Europe Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met to discuss “Migration, Integration and European Values: putting values into action” on 29th November 2016.

As part of the ongoing European Commission dialogue with churches and religious organizations, this year’s high-level meeting was hosted by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and was attended by several EU officials. This year marks the third year in a row that a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has attended since the Church opened its office in Brussels in 2013.

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