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A Conversation with Jenny Yang and Matthew Soerens Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the next President and Vice President of the United States at noon today, January 20, 2021. The Biden-Harris administration has a proposed set of policy goals that they hope to accomplish in their time of office, one…

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Change Rebuilds

As we round the corner of 2020 toward the end of the year, we’re bringing you more made-for-change stories from across the World Relief community. Today, World Relief Chicagoland’s Jerome Bizimana shares his story of rebuilding. He fled violence in his home country of the Congo and eventually resettled in Illinois. Jerome now works for…

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It’s been a year of difficult change. But at World Relief, we believe you were made for change —  not just to survive it, but to thrive through it. In today’s story, Susie Fikse, Executive Director at Hope for San Diego, explains why, in a year so much letting go, she believes partnering with World…

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Change Disrupts

It’s been a year of difficult change. But at World Relief, we believe you were made for change —  not just to survive it, but to thrive through it.In today’s story, World Relief’s Vice President of U.S. Programs, Jennifer Foy, shares how amidst this year’s disruption, creativity, resilience and love still grew. Recently, I was…

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Last month, World Relief published a report in collaboration with Open Doors USA. This report explores how persecuted Christians and the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum process have been impacted by recent changes in immigration policy. The report found that since 2015, the number of persecuted Christians resettled in the U.S. has dropped by nearly…

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Several months ago, a counselor said something that has stuck with me. She told me, “Both can be true.” I have held onto these words in the past few months as a tangible way to remind myself of the tension and the reality in our day-to-day world. For the past couple years, my husband and…

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World Relief currently operates local offices in 18 cities across the United States. Our teams are committed to helping new immigrants thrive by providing vital services and building communities of love and welcome. In addition to case management, our U.S. offices offer English language classes, job training and placement programs, legal services, youth mentoring, mental…

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It’s been five months since World Relief first began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our U.S. and International offices closed their physical office locations in March, and our teams began innovating new ways to continue serving the most vulnerable in the U.S. and across the globe. In the coming weeks, we will be sitting down…

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I vividly remember June 15, 2012. It was my little sister’s graduation from the University of California, Irvine, and we were getting ready for her big day. The TV was on in the background, playing either Telemundo or Univision. I can’t quite remember which. When the president came on the TV, we all stopped what…

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