Refugee & Resettlement Ministries

Our Mission: To support the efforts being made to alleviate the refugee crisis in the world, the Refugee Committee will partner with Lutheran Community Services and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.

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The ministry was established to respond with compassion to the more than 60 million people who have found themselves displaced by persecution, violence, and disasters around the world. We support the efforts being made to alleviate the refugee crisis through education, advocacy, and action. We have partnered with Lutheran Community Services to support their efforts to resettle refugees and will work to welcome refugee families into our community.

History

On January 31st, HSLC made an overwhelming vote of affirmation to

  • Support the efforts being made to alleviate the refugee crisis in the world
  • Establish a subcommittee of the Social Justice Committee called the Refugee Committee
  • Engage with Lutheran Community Services as a partner agency

We have met regularly since that date to learn, plan, and welcome our first refugee family. Here are some of the highlights since then

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Resources to learn more about refugees

Local

Regional

National and International

Books

  • See a list of 12 amazing books for children here
  • See a list of books the Social Justice Committee's Global Ministry Team recommends here

 

Video Resources

LIRS

Youtube

Frontline (PBS)

Al Jazeera

Vice