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Raise your voice.

Whatever the changes to policy, our call and our commitment to putting love in action remain the same. We will still stand.

Will you stand with us?

One crucial way to stand with us today is by speaking up to your elected officials.

Congress has the power to act and often make key decisions that affect vulnerable people around the world and in the United States. When you speak up and contact your elected officials, they are more likely to understand and support positions that would help people we care about.

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Immigration Thought Leaders

Convening a Christian conscience on behalf of those in vulnerable situations is a core call of World Relief and an integral way that we empower local churches to serve and engage. We consider it an essential task to engage the American church and remind leaders and congregations alike that our Christian faith should compel us to seek justice and mercy for those who experience vulnerability and suffering. In increasingly divisive times, we are proud of our leading role as a thoughtful pro-immigrant voice in the U.S. evangelical community.

Our commitment to advocate on behalf of and alongside the oppressed is based on the example of Jesus. We believe that such advocacy is an key part of service and faith-in-action.

To that end, the World Relief Advocacy Team seeks to:

Address structural inequality & violence
Increase awareness
Build a movement for justice
Deepen empathy and understanding
Catalyze engagement

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."

Proverbs 31:8

Our Team

Matthew Soerens

Matthew Soerens
U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief

Matthew Soerens is the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, where he helps evangelical churches to understand the realities of refugees and immigration and to respond in ways guided by biblical values. He also serves as the National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition that advocates for immigration reforms consistent with biblical values.

Matthew previously served as a Department of Justice-accredited legal counselor at World Relief’s local office in Wheaton, Illinois and, before that, with World Relief’s partner organization in Managua, Nicaragua. He’s also the co-author of Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis (Moody Publishers, 2016).
Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang
SVP of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief

Jenny Yang is the Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief where she provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions for the organization and leads the organization’s public relations efforts. In this position, she coordinates and leads the marketing, programs, and strategic engagement division teams on media relations, public engagement and brand elevation strategies. She also represents the organization’s advocacy priorities to the U.S. government and leads mobilization efforts for churches on advocacy campaigns. She has worked over a decade in refugee protection, immigration policy, and human rights and was on an active deployment roster for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Previous to World Relief, she worked at one of the largest political consulting companies in Maryland. Jenny is co-author of “Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate" and contributing author to three other books. Jenny was named one of the “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today.

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