A group of Syrian refugees and Christian churchgoers in Fresno met last year with a simple greeting: “Peace be upon you.”
The members of Wesley United Methodist Church taught themselves how to say it in Arabic during a Sunday service before walking across their parking lot after church to introduce themselves to their new neighbors in El Dorado Park, a community just west of Fresno State.
Deep friendships have formed since then that continue to support a growing number of Syrian refugees in Fresno.
“I call them our new neighbors – I do not call them Syrian refugees,” said Jackie Holms, a volunteer with Wesley who runs a community classroom with donated computers that Syrian families often visit.
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