(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(RNS) World Relief is one of nine private agencies contracted with the U.S. government to resettle refugees.
(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.
(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.
(RNS) The Obama administration has raised the ceiling on the number of refugees that Americans will welcome in the coming year.
(RNS) 'We feel like as a church our first step is to serve and to do that not so that they’ll become Christians, but because we are Christians,' one pastor said.
(RNS) The current language includes a provision calling for “civil liability for voluntary resettlement organizations arising from the actions of a refugee placed in this state."
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) They said there are nearly 60 million displaced or refugee people worldwide, “a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented size.”
(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.
(RNS) While some may wage wars in the name of their religion, others care for the refugees who flee the violence because of their faith.
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