COMMENTARY: Don’t Call Them `Refugees,’ but Show Them Compassion and Much-Needed Respect

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Call them displaced. Call them evacuees. You can even call them homeless. Just don’t call the thousands of people who once lived in the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast “refugees.” Technically, they are internally displaced persons, known in the parlance of international humanitarian workers by the acronym IDPs. They, like 21 […]

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