The local world of Boise is now made up of a global community with more than 12,000 people who have moved to Idaho as refugees in the last two decades. These survivors have come from all over the world and bring with them a tremendous diversity of cultures, language and religions, as well as a common journey of persecution, escape and surval. They are people who cannot go home or are afraid to go home because of persecution on account of their race, religion, nationality or particular social group. This new demographic of ‘the world at our door step’ brings with it a tremendous opportunity for the church to make ‘the stranger’ feel welcome and cared for! The aim of Glocal Community Partners is to help encourage and equip the church to do just that, welcome the 'stranger' and build bridges of friendship by mobilizing, training and connecting volunteers with our new American neighbors.