Finding Refuge

Brothers and sisters in Christ,

For over six months Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services worked with CBS News on telling the story of refugees whose journey brings them to the United States through resettlement.  Last Sunday, October 16, this segment was shared on the program, 60 Minutes, and was called “FINDING REFUGE.”   LIRS worked with the producers to help them access refugee families in Jordan before they travelled to the United States, and then they spent extensive time with LIRS’ local resettlement partner, Lutheran Services of Georgia, to understand what happens in local communities.

On a daily basis, we know that thousands of Lutherans and other people of goodwill are being generous with their time and resources to welcome refugees and demonstrate their belief that their communities and our nation are stronger for their becoming our new neighbors.

Bishop Tiemann

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