Between our over-populated planet and the now-begun-and-only-going-to-escalate-Water Wars, the entire issue of “refugees” is only going to be more and more important for the next, oh, 500 years or so. Before it’s over, nous sommes toutes des refugees. This is the lesson of the Age of Aquarius.
We Pagans have, I think, a lot to teach the world about how to deal with this issue. For many Pagans, hospitality, especially to the stranger, is a bedrock value. We’re the ones who remember the legends, and fairy tales, and myths about strangers who, treated badly or well, turned out to be deity, angels, The Gentry.
We’d better get our act together.
Picture found here.