The regularity and complexity of the contemporary refugee crisis makes religious response crucial. This dissertation investigated African Pentecostal Churches’ (APCs) response to the plight of African refugees in Düsseldorf between 2015 and 2020.

The study explored the compassionate element of the missio Dei and utilised the interpretative framework of Matthew 25:31-46 as its conceptual framework and provides data for discussions in Missiology.

It discovered that APCs’ response to the refugee crisis lacks proactivity and compassion. The study concludes that APCs’ lack of proactivity and compassion toward the plight of African refugees contributed to the latter’s adoption of unethical survival tactics.

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