(RNS) — As a white evangelical Christian from a rural town in Georgia, I grew up around people who looked and thought like me. But refugees have taught me profound lessons about friendship, hospitality and God’s vision for our world.
(RNS) For far too long, our country has not done enough to help religious minorities in the Middle East via safe zones or refugee resettlement.
(RNS) The Obama administration has raised the ceiling on the number of refugees that Americans will welcome in the coming year.
(RNS) Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees and are working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Jewish American groups say they can’t be bystanders as the refugee crisis unfolds. They join Arab-American leaders in a critique of existing policies, which have sharply limited the numbers of refugees settled in the United States.
LYNN, Mass. (RNS) Iman Shati and Ayfer Abed Aljabar come from two different countries, two different cultures and even two different sects of Islam. Yet they're working together to help Iraqi refugees adjust to life in the U.S. by obtaining health insurance, driver's licenses and even laptops with Arabic letter keys. By Omar Sacirbey.