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

01/25/2018

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’

01/16/2018

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

12/07/2017

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

12/01/2017

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

11/30/2017

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

10/25/2017

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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World Relief Expresses Disappointment at the Reduction in US Refugee Admissions for FY18, Pledges to Continue Working with Churches to Serve Refugees

09/28/2017

World Relief is very disappointed by reports that the President will set the maximum number of refugees who could be resettled to the United States in FY2018 at a historically low 45,000.

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World Relief Urges Congress to Pass Legislative Solution for Dreamers In Light of Termination of DACA

09/05/2017

Global humanitarian and development organization World Relief urges Congress to pass legislative solution for Dreamers in light of termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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World Relief Calls for ‘21 Days of Peace’ in Lead Up to United Nations’ International Day of Peace on September 21

09/01/2017

Global humanitarian and development organization World Relief is calling the church to personal reflection in the lead up to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on September 21. On September 1, World Relief released the first of three weekly guides titled, 21 Days of Peace, a resource for personal reflection centered on the idea of peace and the power it has to change hearts, communities and ultimately, the world.

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Evangelical Pastors Urge President, Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’

08/31/2017

Evangelical leaders, many of whom have individuals with DACA within their congregations, and global humanitarian and development organization World Relief, urge President Trump and Congress to protect ‘Dreamers.’

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World Relief Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect Individuals with DACA Status

08/29/2017

Global humanitarian and development organization World Relief urges Congress to protect individuals who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Standing Against Hate and Bigotry, World Relief President Pens Letter of Repentance and Calls Churches to Act with Moral Clarity and Courage

08/17/2017

Global humanitarian and development organization World Relief stands against hate and bigotry in response to the acts of hatred and terrorism Charlottesville, VA and our greater nation experienced this past weekend.

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