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Refugee Resettlement


Today, in 2016, we live in a world with more refugee and forcibly displaced people than any other time in history.

Some research into sponsoring a family fleeing violence has turned Arlington Church of the Brethren towards Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services working in our area. They are one of nine organizations that are sanctioned by the Department of State to resettle refugees, and have a long history of working with congregations.  

Follow this link to learn more about opportunities for our church to support their services assisting refugee families: LSS Refuge Info Sheet

No commitments have been made and information is still being gathered. To be a part of that effort, contact Debbie for more details. Please also give prayerful consideration as to how you may be involved and think about people in your lives who may be encouraged by an opportunity to contribute in some way.

 

Strong messages from children living in the Minawao refugee camp, Cameroon! There child refugees from Nigeria make up 60% of the camp's population.

Strong messages from children living in the Minawao refugee camp, Cameroon! There child refugees from Nigeria make up 60% of the camp’s population.

More Resources

Learn about Brethren advocacy efforts for refugees through Brethren Disaster Ministries and the Office of Public Witness: http://www.brethren.org/bdm/refugees.html

The Church of the Brethren is also a member of the advocacy coalition Refugees Welcome. Learn more and get involved here: http://www.refugeesarewelcome.org/

Stand with refugees by signing UNHCR’s petition to send a clear message to governments that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility: http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/us/