Image source: Disney/Marvel Studios Have you seen it? I’m sure you’ve at least heard about it, right? And now you’re wondering, “What on earth is she referring to?” The movie Black Panther, of course! The Black Panther superhero was first introduced in a Marvel comic in 1966 and received its own comic in 1977. The … Continue reading What can we learn from Black Panther?
World Relief's Director of Refugee Resettlement, Christy Hillebrand, is back to answer more questions about resettlement in the United States! Question: How much money does the government give to each refugee to help them settle here? Answer: World Relief Chicago refugee receives $1125 per person to spend on the refugee’s behalf as a part of … Continue reading Refugee Resettlement Basics: Part 2
Are you interested in learning more about refugees? The resettlement process can be very confusing and time-consuming, so we sat down with Christy Hillebrand to answer some frequently asked questions. Christy is the Director of Refugee Resettlement here at World Relief Chicago and has been here for 1.5 years. She has served refugees in Wisconsin, … Continue reading Refugee Resettlement Basics: Part 1
Has immigration been a hot topic in your circles lately? We sat down with Mia Rubin, our Interim Immigration Legal Services Director, to break down the basics. Mia is passionate about serving refugees and immigrants in Chicago, and she has been involved in the work of World Relief Chicago since 2015. Question: What is the history behind the Diversity Visa Lottery and … Continue reading 8 Questions about Immigration in 8 Minutes
World Relief’s heart beats for the vulnerable: for the marginalized and the silenced. There is a crisis of representation in the United States and the world over, and we see the need for advocates to rise up and speak on these marginalized people’s behalf. That is what we strive to do through our advocacy services … Continue reading Welcoming the Stranger: Loop Church Advocacy
In light of a dark week's events, we are becoming increasingly aware of the world's brokenness each day. How does one respond to crisis? How should one respond to crisis? How does Christ call us to respond to crisis? This week, Emily Gray, World Relief's Senior Vice President of U.S. Ministries, sent out an email to our … Continue reading Running Toward Crisis
Caring for the vulnerable is not rocket science: if you open your heart to it. For a refugee family, a home is a home. There is a formidable prospect of not feeling welcome anywhere in a new country, so an open table – cramped as it may be – can be the first or most … Continue reading Open Tables, Open Hearts