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Explore the rich cultural history of immigrant populations in the U.S.
Learn, explore, and grow together.
Creating a welcoming and warm community for New Americans begins with compassion and curiosity. Learning about the countries, cultures, and customs of the regions from which our immigrant and refugee neighbors arrive can help us create deeper relationships and build a true sense of community.
The Gather program invites you—as an individual, family, congregation, or group—to learn through food, music, worship, and personal stories of refugees and immigrants. We have provided educational resources, recipes, discussion guides and more in our Gather toolkits.
Gather with Us
Learn about the history of conflict in Afghanistan, explore culture through worship, food, and music, and understand LIRS's work through the story of the Abdullah family.Gather: Afghanistan
Democratic Republic of Congo
See the history and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo through the eyes of the Ashimwe family. Experience their music, food, and customs and learn about LIRS work with refugees from DRC.Gather: DRC
Explore Guatemala through crafts, recipes, and music.Gather: Guatemala