1. Observe Refugee Sunday on one of the Sundays closest to World Refugee Day June 20. People can’t act until they’re aware. Awareness is both information and inspiration. https://www.lirs.org/refugee-sunday/

2. Become an AMMPARO Welcoming Congregation. https://www.elca.org/AMMPARO/

3. Join LIRS’ Circle of Welcome, a one-year commitment to partner with a local refugee resettlement agency and a refugee family. https://www.lirs.org/circle-of-welcome/

4. Hope for the Holidays: Congregations, groups, and individuals are encouraged to write/make and send cards to those held in detention centers during the holiday season.

5. Detention Visitation: Join a visitation ministry through LIRS or our partners on the ground around the country.

See also

What Part of Legal Immigration Don’t You Understand?

Detention FAQs

Asylum-Seeker Info

The Refugee Resettlement Process

How congregations can welcome to migrants and refugees

Immigrants and Refugees: An address to the association of Lutheran teaching theologians, August 1, 2017

Understanding refugees and asylum-seekers

Blessed Are The Refugees

Refugee Sunday, near July 20.

Become an AAMPARO Welcoming Congregation

Join the LIRS Circle of Welcome, to partner with a local refugee resettlement organization and a refugee family

Statement on the Deportation of Betty Rendón