If you’ve been following the news this week and wondering how you can stand with refugees in your community, here are three ways you can help:
- PRAY– Most refugees eligible for U.S. resettlement wait years until they are approved to come to the U.S. Please pray especially for the refugees who were next up in line for resettlement, and now must wait months before they can start their new lives in the U.S. Pray also for refugees in the U.S. anticipating reunification with family members abroad, and pray that the Church will respond with compassion and courage in this time.
- ADVOCATE- A few ways you can speak out on behalf of refugees include signing this petition, contacting your elected officials, and tweeting a message to @realDonaldTrump and @WhiteHouse. Sample tweet: “[Insert @TwitterHandle], my community stands w/ ALL refugees! The US should continue to resettle #refugees! #WeWelcomeRefugees”
- GIVE– The proposed changes to the U.S. refugee resettlement program include funding cuts for resettlement agencies like World Relief Chicago. These cuts compromise our ability to care for refugees and limit our capacity to engage local churches and volunteers in this work. Please consider making a financial gift.
Thanks for standing with local refugees!