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The pandemic isn’t over, and misinformation can still be deadly

By Myal Greene — October 21, 2020

(RNS) — By engaging people of faith, we’ve defeated pandemics before. We can do it again.

Refugee data on religion disappears as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Jack Jenkins — October 13, 2020

(RNS) — The State Department no longer is making publicly available a number of statistics about refugees admitted into the United States, including their religious affiliations.

Evangelical leaders seek to ‘take the high road,’ stress agreement as election looms

By Adelle M. Banks — October 6, 2020

(RNS) — ‘Today evangelical faith is often being narrowly defined and easily misunderstood and we believe this has long-term ramifications for our public witness in society and effectiveness,’ said the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Faith-based organizations express outrage over plan to cut refugee admissions to historic low — again

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 1, 2020

(RNS) — In recent weeks, several faith-based organizations involved in refugee resettlement had asked the Trump administration to raise that number to its historic average: 95,000.

Evangelical, Catholic leaders say Trump has left persecuted Christians in danger

By Jack Jenkins — July 10, 2020

(RNS) — Evangelical leaders from World Relief and Open Doors — along with Catholic bishops — say Trump administration policy leaves persecuted Christians in danger.

Drop in refugee admissions met with outcry from faith-based resettlement agencies

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 27, 2019

(RNS) — The Trump administration’s announcement it would once again slash refugee admissions to the United States to unprecedented lows was met with outcry by refugee resettlement groups — many of which are faith-based.

When it comes to global conflict, churches are the best solution we never think of

By timbreene, Scott Arbeiter — September 6, 2019

(RNS) — There is a solution that can help us connect with the needs of communities in faraway places, one that sits on many street corners in our downtowns and backroads in our country and theirs: local churches.

Faith groups fear the end of refugee resettlement in the U.S.

By Jack Jenkins — July 19, 2019

(RNS) — The Trump administration is considering shutting down refugee resettlement for the coming fiscal year, a move that would dismantle an already weakened refugee resettlement infrastructure.

As refugee admissions drop, fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US: World Relief

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 18, 2018

(RNS) — The drop comes despite President Trump’s pledge during his first week in office that helping persecuted Christians overseas would be a priority for his administration.

Questions remain for faith-based agencies as border crisis passes

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 15, 2018

(RNS) — Providing support to separated families is one way faith-based agencies normally tasked with welcoming refugees got involved in the crisis at the border.

Refugee groups fight Trump travel ban — and for their own survival

By Jack Jenkins, Emily McFarlan Miller — February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — For the six faith-based agencies authorized to settle refugees in the U.S., the battle over the travel ban is also a fight to protect their ministries — and, by extension, the refugees they serve.

Christian aid group lays off staff in wake of Trump’s executive order on refugees

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 15, 2017

(RNS) World Relief is one of nine private agencies contracted with the U.S. government to resettle refugees.

500 prominent evangelicals take out full-page ad supporting refugees

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 9, 2017

(RNS) Christians are called to love their neighbors as themselves, and that includes “the stranger and anyone fleeing persecution and violence,” according to the letter.

Churches connect Christmas story to refugee crisis

By Emily McFarlan Miller — December 22, 2016

(RNS) Refugees. Genocide. Oppressive regimes. These aren’t the warm, fuzzy parts of the Christmas story most churches like to focus on, but some are connecting the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt at the end of that story to the modern-day refugee crisis.

World Relief scrambling to settle more refugees in US

By Lauren Markoe — October 18, 2016

(RNS) The Obama administration has raised the ceiling on the number of refugees that Americans will welcome in the coming year.

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