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Three Stories of Welcoming Refugees Across the U.S.

By chicagoland | January 24, 2022

Did you know that World Relief Chicagoland is just one office location among 17 other U.S. offices of World Relief? As we welcome refugees and serve immigrants throughout the Chicago area, we know that across the country, other offices are doing their part to welcome new arrivals to their cities! Each shares a vision for…

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Reflections on 2021 from Executive Director Susan Sperry

By chicagoland | December 27, 2021

The following letter is from Susan Sperry, World Relief Chicagoland’s Executive Director, who oversees World Relief’s work across three offices in Aurora, Chicago (Albany Park), and DuPage County (Carol Stream) and shared her leadership reflections at the close of 2021.…

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The Christmas Story and Asylum-Seekers

By chicagoland | December 20, 2021

After the wise men left, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Jesus and Mary, his mother. Why? Because Herod was searching for the newborn to kill him (Matthew 2:1-23). The story…

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4 Ways to Read, Watch, and Listen to Powerful Immigrant and Refugee Stories

By Carrie Woodward | December 16, 2021

At World Relief, we love to bring you inspiring and meaningful stories about the immigrants and refugees arriving in Chicagoland. Yet we are all part of an even bigger story – of migration, change, poverty, and global factors that impact…

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World Relief Chicagoland's expert staff are always excited to share about how we can create welcoming communities, together. Read and watch recent news coverage to see some of the ways that World Relief Chicagoland's offices in Aurora, Chicago, and DuPage County are working in the community to serve refugees and immigrants throughout the region.

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