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World Relief Issues Statement on supporting Refugees and the Vulnerable Immigrants in Brazil.


Our world is currently in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis in history. Of the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN estimates that 1.2 million are in critical need of resettlement in 2018 because they face extreme vulnerabilities or family reunification needs. 

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World Relief Issues Statement in Response to the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham


Billy Graham was often affectionately referred to as ‘America’s Pastor.’ He was admired by people of all faiths and none. For decades, he gladly gave spiritual counsel to presidents, regardless of ideology or party.

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Leading Evangelical Women Speak Up for Welcoming Immigrants


As the national political debate shifts to a focus on immigration, some of the most influential evangelical women in the country are featured in a new video designed to remind Christians that the immigration is more than a political, cultural or economic issue: it is also an important biblical theme.

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Capitol Hill Press Conference: World Relief, Sens. Lankford and King, and Evangelical Leaders Urge President, Congress to Protect Dreamers Now


Today, at 11:30 a.m. EST, global humanitarian aid and refugee resettlement organization, World Relief convened a bipartisan press conference on Capitol Hill

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World Relief Commends President’s Proposal to Protect Dreamers in State of the Union Address, Urges President to Change Course on Refugees


In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, World Relief issues the following remarks:

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In New York Times Op-Ed World Relief’s Matthew Soerens Says Trump Travel Ban ‘Has Proved Disastrous’


In a New York Time editorial piece reflecting on the one year anniversary of the Trump administration’s infamous Travel Ban, World Relief’s U.S. Director of Church Mobilization Matthew Soerens believes “the impact of the Trump policies has proved disastrous.”

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World Relief Issues Official Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Travel Ban


World Relief, one of the largest refugee resettlement organizations in the country, issues the following statement reminding Americans that this Saturday, Jan. 27, marks the one year anniversary of President Trump’s executive order (often referred to as a “travel ban”) limiting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States and its effects on families from war-torn regions around the world struggling to survive

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World Relief Signs Letter Condemning President Trump’s Language, Applauds Congress for Seeking Protection of ‘Dreamers’


On Jan. 14, World Relief signed a letter written collectively by members of the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of evangelical leaders and organizations seeking biblical solutions for immigration.

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World Relief Unveils New Short Film In Response To a Divisive and Challenging 2017


Responding to the divisive political rhetoric, natural disasters and hate-filled violence that have marked 2017, World Relief has released a new short film, entitled 1 Corinthians 13 (Love In Action).

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World Relief Calls for Renewed Attention to AIDS on World AIDS Day


It’s estimated that more than 36 million people worldwide are currently living with AIDS, more than 2 million of which are children. Approximately 5,000 new cases are contracted every single day and 1 million lives are lost each year.

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World Relief Congratulates its Seattle Office on Receiving $25,000 Award from Starbucks Foundation for Groundbreaking Work with Refugees


On November 30th, World Relief’s Seattle office in Kent, Washington was one of 25 finalists awarded $25,000 from the Starbucks Foundation’s Upstander Challenge. 

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New Executive Order Creates Virtual Wall for Vulnerable Refugees


The new executive order regarding the future of the US Refugee Admissions Program creates a virtual wall that will keep many of the most vulnerable refugees in our world from finding safety in America. 

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