Le Vingt-Huit, Le Routard, et La Lune de Sang, or "The 28, the Backpacker, and the Blood Moon"
The European Union is anything but united in how to respond to the huge influx of refugees. Four of the 28 member countries (vingt huit is French for 28) refused to join an accord to find a place within their borders for 120,000 refugees. This only begins to scratch the surface of the total number estimated at more than 450,000 arriving by sea into southern Europe since January. See this data visualized at UNHCR.org. Not all countries are not preferred destinations--Germany at the top, and France, well, not so much.
The church it seems is providing relief--water bottles and food packets at border crossings. According to Dave and Betsy Scott, Nazarene missionaries in Croatia, on their Facebook page "Scotts on a Mission":
But, if you're one of those Christians--no, the other kind--good thing you only have the blood moon to be worried about.
Fun fact: If you were an astronaut on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, you'd be standing in the darkened shadow of the Earth. You would see a fiery ring around the globe of all of the Earth's sunrises and sunsets happening at the same time. Cool. Source: Space.com.
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