LIRS provides a variety of engaging resources for congregations and communities across the United States. Our National Programs equip congregations to learn about a specific area of LIRS’ work with immigrants and refugees and to engage in that work through tangible action, prayer, donations, and advocacy.
We also provide emergency campaign toolkits like Hope Can’t Be Quarantined, that allow for immediate response to real-time crisis in our work.
Our Volunteer Action Center provides information on all our current opportunities to engage in hands-on work with our affiliate partner network.
Congregations are invited to join the EMMAUS Network, and discern how they are called to join in the work of welcome through EMMAUS: Congregational Discernment . As we see increases in refugee resettlement and asylum-seeking cases, EMMAUS: Congregational Discernment is LIRS’ response to identify congregations who can uniquely answer the call to welcome in their own ways and in their own contexts.
Our newest Bible Study, Transformed Community: Freed and Empowered for Radical Welcome, equips participants to explore their relationship with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in relation to biblical stories of generosity, inclusion, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.
Stay tuned as we continue to grow our resources!