This year alone over 477,000 refugees have already made the arduous journey from the eastern edge of the Mediterranean into southern Europe. Estimates as high as four million refugees have poured into neighboring countries due to ongoing violence and bloodshed in Syria and the Middle East over the last decade. To add to the crisis, six thousand refugees are entering daily into Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, and Italy.
Some people think the church is actively involved in the Syrian refugee crisis. In fact, the church joins European governmental agencies in scrambling to make sense of the situation. In spite of the consternation and confusion, there are some things happening in the face of the "largest refugee crisis in modern Europe since WW2":
Overall, it seems like everyone is overwhelmed, no one is prepared, and the crisis is just beginning.