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New Lifeway Research Polling Shows Increased Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform Ahead of Election Season

02/28/2024

Today (Feb. 28, 2024), the Evangelical Immigration Table hosted a virtual press conference on polling released today by Lifeway Research highlighting growing support for immigration reform among evangelicals, 77% of whom want Congress to act this year. A recording of the call is available here. 

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World Relief Responds to Bipartisan Senate Border and Asylum Reform Proposal

02/05/2024

Late Sunday afternoon, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators released a supplemental funding bill that includes significant funding and policy reforms intended to address an unsustainable situation along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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World Relief Triad Announces New Director

01/24/2024

January 24th , 2024  CONTACT: World Relief Triad Triad@wr.org 336-887-9007  HIGH POINT, N.C. — Today, Kyle Herrington was announced as the new Site Director of World Relief Triad. Kyle established his career at…

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Evangelical Leaders in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina & Across the US to Presidential Candidates: Consider a Biblical Perspective on Immigration

01/11/2024

Today, evangelical pastors and leaders from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina joined a virtual press call convened by the Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief, urging presidential candidates – of all parties – to commit to be guided by biblical principles as they approach the topic of immigration.

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Open Doors US & World Relief Warn Proposed Changes to U.S. Asylum Laws Could Imperil Persecuted Christians

12/15/2023

Today, World Relief and Open Doors US published the 2023 “Closed Doors” report detailing the current state of religious persecution around the world and its connection to U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum policies. Read more here.

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World Relief Expands and Rebrands Wisconsin Locations in Response to Growing Displacement Crisis

10/20/2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: wr@pinkston.co Appleton, WI (October 20, 2023) — World Relief announces a rebrand for its office locations in Appleton and Oshkosh to World Relief Wisconsin. With an…

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World Relief & Open Doors US Release New Report on the Rise of Persecuted Christians & Global Displacement Around the World

09/21/2023

Today, World Relief and Open Doors US published the 2023 “Closed Doors” report detailing the current state of religious persecution around the world and its connection to U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum policies. Read more here.

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African Church Leaders Appeal for PEPFAR Reauthorization

09/15/2023

More than 350 African church leaders have appealed to Congress for the swift reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has saved more than 25million lives…

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World Relief Responds to DACA Ruling, Calls on Congress to Grant a Permanent Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers

09/14/2023

BALTIMORE, September 13, 2023 – Today, Judge Andrew Hanen upheld his previous ruling that DACA was established unlawfully under the Obama administration, but extended the stay on a program that…

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World Relief Applauds USAID Commitment to Increasing Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations

09/14/2023

Baltimore, MD (September 13, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced their first ever religious engagement policy, demonstrating a more robust effort to increase their partnerships…

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World Relief to Expand Refugee Resettlement Program to Eight New Locations

09/01/2023

(Baltimore, MD) September 1, 2023 –Today, World Relief announces a significant expansion ofits US programs that partner with local churches to serve refugees and other immigrants. By nextmonth, World Relief…

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World Relief and the National Association of Evangelicals Honor the Legacy of Former President Arthur Gay

07/27/2023

July 27, 2023 CONTACT:Pinkston Teamwr@pinkston.co BALTIMORE, MD — World Relief and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) honor the life and legacy of Arthur Gay, who died on July 26,…

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