Whether your congregation is new to assisting refugees, has a history of newcomer ministry, or you are newcomers yourselves, you can observe Refugee Sunday and create a meaningful experience with LIRS's Refugee Sunday worship ideas and Stand for Welcome newsletter.
Today, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is announcing a new fundraising campaign, #WelcomeOurNeighbors, with the goal of raising $5 million to support the urgent needs of refugee families - mostly women and children - resettling in the United States.
For almost 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for refugees and migrants from around the globe.
Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have found safety and hope in America’s communities.
Our history reflects American Lutherans’ deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need. Through the Long Welcome, we help ensure that refugees and migrants are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.
We approach our work from a grounding in our deepest core values, reflecting our understanding of how we witness to God's love for all people to realize a vision of just and welcoming communities.