Emmaus: Congregational Discernment | LIRS
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Faith communities play a critical role in welcoming new neighbors alongside LIRS – just as they have since our founding more than 80 years ago. Today, people of faith continue to speak out, take action, and embody ministries of welcome in communities across the United States through the LIRS EMMAUS Network for Congregations.

By joining the EMMAUS Network, your congregation will receive:
  • First access to new resources and toolkits exploring the intersection of faith, justice, and migration
  • Invitations to exclusive in-person and online LIRS events
  • Quarterly newsletters with updates, prayers, and stories from LIRS
  • And more!

Together, we will answer the biblical call to welcome the stranger by standing and advocating alongside our newest neighbors and transforming communities through ministries of service and justice. 


Share a Story of Welcome

Does your congregation have a story of accompanying immigrants and refugees? Whether a recent experience or decades ago, we want to hear your welcome story! 

Discern as a Congregation

The EMMAUS: Congregational Discernment Guide leads faith communities in prayer, discussion, and discernment around how they can act on the biblical call to welcome the stranger.

Continue the Conversation

Visit the EMMAUS Resource Center, where additional toolkits, bible studies, and worship resources are available for you and your community.


Offer a warm welcome to refugee children and families today!