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Q&A with Ukraine Response Coordinator Robert Hessenauer

By chicagoland | February 24, 2023

February 2023 marks the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine. From the beginning, the global community of World Relief has been responding — welcoming Ukrainians seeking safety in the U.S. and working alongside Christian agencies and churches in Ukraine and the surrounding countries of Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Moldova to support those displaced by…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Private Sponsorship

By chicagoland | January 19, 2023

On Thursday, January 19th, the Biden Administration announced a new private sponsorship program for refugees called Welcome Corps. Through Welcome Corps, everyday Americans can directly sponsor refugees who are being resettled in the U.S.  Today, there are an estimated 103…

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Learning From Waiting

By kmcglynn | January 17, 2023

When life situations bring us into uncertainty and the unknown, waiting is often a large part of it. And that wait can be unbearable. That’s because the “when” of waiting is never guaranteed. When will I get what I deeply…

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World Relief Affirms New Biden Administration Proposal Expanding Legal Pathways for Those Fleeing Hardship, Decries New Asylum Restrictions

By kmcglynn | January 6, 2023

January 5, 2022 CONTACT:Pinkston BALTIMORE — Today, President Biden announced a series of new immigration policies seeking to address the challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Biden administration plans to significantly expand parole programs for individuals from Cuba, Haiti,…

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Being a Person of Peace this Lenten Season

By Nathan White | January 5, 2023

Friends, As we approach Easter, I am reflecting on the life of Jesus. His time of ministry has had the greatest resounding impact ever known, changing this world over the past 2000 years. I am grateful for the obedience of…

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What does a year hold?

By chicagoland | January 1, 2023

When I consider the new year, I’m struck by how little we know about what it will hold. In 2019, we had no idea that the pandemic would shut down the world in 2020. Before 2020, we had no idea…

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Worth the Wait: A Story of Faith, Perseverance and Love, Despite the Odds

Worth the Wait: Newlywed Refugees Love Remains

By chicagoland | November 30, 2022

For seven years, Congolese refugees (and newlyweds!), Mbimbi and Goreth, didn’t know if they would ever see each other again. Separated by continents, Mbimbi was stuck in Burundi while Goreth resettled and began her new life in America. In spite…

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