The staff at LIRS is deeply saddened by the tragedy in Pittsburgh and the lives of faithful people lost in a terrible act of hate. Our prayers go out to their families and the Pittsburgh community in their grief.
We also extend our love and prayers to our colleagues at HIAS and the Jewish community that was targeted. We will continue to stand for welcome as an expression of our faith.
Founded in 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. It is nationally recognized for its leadership advocating with refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, immigrants in detention, families fractured by migration and other vulnerable populations. Through nearly 80 years of service and advocacy, LIRS has helped over 500,000 migrants and refugees rebuild their lives in America.