United Sanctuaries of America
In response to a mass wave of deportation operations, we take a stand against the separation of families from their communities and congregations. Sign up to support this national campaign to unite, expand and fortify Sanctuary networks.
LIRS has welcomed more than 500,000 refugees and migrants
For 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.
About Our Work
LIRS was founded
In the News
Who Are we? By Ginny Hultquist – LIRS Board Member They sat by themselves at one of the round tables, a weathered grandfather and his…
Migrant families seeking refuge are often released from detention with nothing but the clothes on their back. That’s why LIRS has partnered with local Lutheran…
New resources for observing Migrant and Refugee Sunday are now available at www.lirs.org/migrant-refugee-sunday. Consider how you might use some of these resources in the weeks…
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