A dreadful night for Paris, a good night to help refugees

Many of us are concerned tonight for friends, family, students and colleagues in Paris. If you wish you could help, then here is a suggestion: Note the immediate interest on the part of some powerful actors to close borders and prevent refugees from moving, and consider helping those refugees. France’s leaders are already stating their intention to respond to these attacks. I’m no politician and I don’t know what nations should do, but I know that some refugees are in Europe now because they were trying to flee deadly attacks like those in Paris. Don’t let tonight be a night that hardens hearts against refugees. Let tonight be a reason to reach out.

Edited to add: If you don’t know to whom to give, here’s Charity Navigator’s site rating different helping groups.

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