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Protect Welcome, Restore Hope
Refugees are forced to flee their country of nationality as they are under threat and it is not safe for them to remain. We are standing with our refugee neighbors, both in the United States and around the world, as they seek safety and security. We are standing for welcome. Get your congregation involved.
URGENT ACTION ALERT
One year ago, the Trump Administration released Executive Orders banning individuals from seven (then six) Muslim-majority countries and all refugees from entering the country. Now, a year later, we’re in a critical moment. Join us in urging Congress and the Administration to protect refugee resettlement.
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Get Your Congregation Involved
It is more important than ever for people of faith to bring a bold, prophetic voice and stand in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.
Make an immediate impact by giving securely online to welcome refugees who have recently arrived, those who will arrive in the months to come, and to public witness work in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.
Your congregation can help refugees feel welcome in their new community.
Webinar on the State of Refugee Resettlement
ICYMI: Listen and Share our First Webinar Recording on the State of Refugee Resettlement. Encourage your congregation to take part in dedicating a worship service to honoring the journeys of refugees and immigrants. Please spread the word far and wide about the worship resources here on GreaterAs1.org and urge everyone to put their congregation’s worship service on the map!
Church World Service and the National Council of Churches unveiled a national grassroots initiative in support of refugees, “Through this Ecumenical Declaration, we pledge to Protect Welcome and Restore Hope by engaging our congregations and networks in safeguarding the refugee resettlement program and bringing a bold, prophetic voice to stand in solidarity with immigrants and refugees,” reads the Ecumenical Declaration to Protect Welcome and Restore Hope.
Resources for Your Special Offering
Refugees – the most thoroughly vetted group of individuals entering the U.S. – are by legal definition those who have “a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” They are outside of their country of nationality and are unable to return safely.
Your congregation can help them as they are facing their darkest hours far from home. Your support will help provide critical assistance for newly-arrived refugees; legal assistance to families affected by the travel ban; and advocacy work to call for justice and compassion. We have prepared the following resources for you and your congregation to use in a special offering or event.
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