Icelanders Open Their Homes to Refugees

After the Iceland government announced that it would accept just 50 Syrian refugees, Icelandic author Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir launched a Facebook campaign spurring 12,000 people — 4% of the Icelandic population — to pledge to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes. Bryndis shares, “Refugees are our future spouses, best friends, our next soul mate, the drummer in our children’s band, our next colleague, Miss Iceland 2022, the carpenter who finally fixes our bathroom, the chef in the cafeteria, the fireman, the hacker and the television host.” Read on to learn more about this display of solidarity and love.

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