Kinderhook faith leaders rally for refugees ahead of holidays

Syrian refugee child, Mohammed, center, sits on his uncle's shoulder while lining at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, waiting their turn to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. About 5,000 migrants reaching Europe each day over the so-called Balkan migrant route. The refugee crisis is stoking tensions among the countries on the so-called Balkan migrant corridor — Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Faith leaders came together in Kinderhook to rally and hold a “live” nativity scene to call for the welcoming of Syrian refugees to New York State.

The group will gather outside Representative Chris Gibson’s Kinderhook office. Protestors held signs and called for hope rather than fear. They said Mary, Joseph and Jesus were all refugees.

Gibson has sided with those who think refugees could bring danger to the United States after terror attacks in Paris.

The group hopes they delivered a statement urging the government to show compassion and welcome to Syrian refugees this holiday season.


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