Not only do we have a new set on this episode of The High Road, but we also have a new edition to Global Connection! Today we welcome Global Consultant Maxwell Adams!
Today’s topic: The migration of people groups. Oftentimes large groups of people leave their homelands due to war, persecution, political unrest and natural disasters. Others have migrated for freedom and new beginnings. According to Pew Research, almost 46 million people currently living in the U.S. were born in other countries!
Here are a couple other interesting statistics we found about world migration:
Maxwell shared how America truly is a melting pot with the number of cultural groups that have come to the U.S. over the years. Serena shared some of the benefits of living in a country with cultural diversity including being able to enjoy a variety of foods! She also taught us the correct Finnish pronunciation for the word “sauna”. (Apparently it should be pronounced SOW-na! Good to know!)
But what about the struggles due to mass migration? Both Serena and Maxwell agreed that we need to carefully examine the actual motives of the people who are migrating. How can we ensure that these people groups are forthcoming with their intentions?
We want to know what you think! What benefits have you enjoyed because of cultural diversity? Or what are some of your fears about mass migrations?