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Though the new year may be upon us, many of us are still moving through the immense amount of change we’ve experienced over the last two years. Today, Karen Gonzalez encourages us to see change as God’s vehicle for renewing and reimagining our lives.  We invite you to read or listen to Karen’s message below,…

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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism As many in the U.S. paused to celebrate Thanksgiving, November 25th also marked the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. For 30 years, the international community has come together to amplify voices and speak out against gender-based violence, which affects millions of people worldwide. While gender-based violence affects…

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2021 has been a challenging year. Like you, we’ve felt the pain of loss, the ache of division in our churches and communities and the harsh realities of ongoing injustice around the world. This Thanksgiving, we may even feel tempted to ask, What’s there to give thanks for?  And yet at World Relief, we’ve found…

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Arrivals to the Triad area from Afghanistan will be welcomed by World Relief Triad. Our Executive Office Director, Rob Cassell, spple on behalf of World Relief Triad’s involvement as an agency accepting Afghan parolees. Various resettlement agencies across the Triad have been made aware of the possible arrivals. Those from Afghanistan are referred to as…

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We Move Together

In my 14 years of working at World Relief, I have never felt the weight of compounding crises quite like I have this last year.

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A Celebration of Life Every once in a while you meet a person who truly inspires you. Evelyn Mangham, who, along with her late husband Grady Mangham, began World Relief’s refugee resettlement program in the 1970s, was one of those people. She passed away October 5, 2021 at the age of 98, and today we…

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Moving Beyond the Compassion Moment

It’s been just over a month since the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan began and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti. While the news headlines may be settling down, the need continues. Our U.S. offices are preparing to welcome thousands of Afghans into their communities, and our church partners in Haiti are hard at work helping…

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Along The Path

People often reflect on life as a journey. Along the path, we encounter roadblocks, delays and detours — passages that seem a little too narrow and mountains that appear too steep to climb. Over hills and down through valleys, we live one day, one moment, one breath at a time.  When the complicated twists and…

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Loving Your Neighbor is a Key Part of Being a Good Citizen

On September 17th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services invites “Americans to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen.”  Today, on Citizenship Day, World Relief’s Karen Spencer, who recently became a U.S. citizen herself, reflects on what her journey to citizenship has taught her about loving…

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