Each June, on World Refugee Day, we step back to acknowledge the overwhelming adversity faced by more than 100 million displaced people worldwide. At Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, it is our deepest belief that these vulnerable individuals should be protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities. We also celebrate the vibrancy and new beginning that refuge provides for so many when we lead with our values to ensure welcome in our communities.
Join us in celebrating World Refugee Day on June 20th (and every day!), where we will highlight the incredible resilience and contributions of refugees in America – and remembering those overseas who look to us for protection.
Reserve your spot for the LIRS National Call-In Day on June 22! You’ll receive training resources and a customizable template for calling your elected officials alongside LIRS supporters from across the country.
“When I think back on my life – and the time before I came to America – I feel like I’m sleeping. Like I have a dream within my dream and I see the lights coming in…
I am from Myanmar (Burma). But I am not Burmese…”