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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 of the long wait, the two of them never lost hope, their love growing by…

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World Relief Praises Bipartisan Introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act in Congress, Urges Swift Congressional Passage and Support by the President

By worldrelief | August 10, 2022

August 9, 2022 CONTACT:Audrey BALTIMORE — Today, World Relief praises the bipartisan introduction of an Afghan Adjustment Act in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House and urges swift congressional passage of the bill. Over 70,000 Afghans were…

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Everyday Advocacy: Simple Actions That Lead to Justice

By chicagoland | July 27, 2022

Many define advocacy as acting, speaking, or writing in support of something or someone; often with those in a position to make change – or as we shared in last week’s blog – advocacy is “putting love into action.” But…

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How You Can Take Action for Refugees and Immigrants in Chicago

By chicagoland | July 19, 2022

Though news channels and social media might fixate on issues on the national stage, one of the most important ways you can support your immigrant and refugee neighbors is by advocating for them on the local level. Advocating for action…

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5 Times in U.S. History When Christians Advocated for Refugees and Immigrants

By Carrie Woodward | July 12, 2022

This year, the number of displaced people reached 100 million. That includes refugees, asylum seekers, and 53.2 million people displaced within their home country by conflict. And it’s a higher number than ever recorded in history. In light of this,…

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Becoming a US Citizen Removes a Barrier to Justice.

By chicagoland | July 4, 2022

Celebrating the 4th of July for a naturalized citizen can have a different flavor. It is an indescribable feeling of pride, freedom, and belonging. A naturalized citizen is a person with legal permanent resident status, who has made the choice…

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Your Family is Coming

Your Family is Coming: A Refugee Family’s Long Road to Reunion

By Nathan White | June 23, 2022

Every day, people leave their homes due to persecution, violence, conflict, and climate-related factors. Their journeys to safety are often marked by loss, separation, and worry for those left behind.  For ten years, Ibrahim was separated from his family. This…

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