New name, same mission! LIRS is becoming Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Congregational Resources

Living out the Biblical call to welcome the stranger

Congregations play an invaluable role in welcoming immigrants and refugees to their new communities, whether sponsoring a family, showing solidarity through advocacy, or accompanying new neighbors in other ways.

Global Refuge creates resources to support congregations in living out the Biblical call to welcome the stranger. We pray these resources will encourage, educate, and engage your congregation in the work of welcome.

Please note: We are currently working to update our resources as we complete our branding transition. Thank you for your patience!

The Global Refuge Identity

In 2024, we adopted our new name – Global Refuge. While we understand that this news is exciting for some and difficult for others, we assure you that our mission, vision and values remain unchanged. To learn more about the decision, our critical work in 2024, and our plans for enhanced faith and mobilization work, watch our webinar.

To share more about Global Refuge and our mission, we are creating a congregational toolkit including bulletin inserts, a PowerPoint presentation, new logos, worship resources and more. Stay tuned!

Questions? Comments? Reach our team at WorkOfWelcome@globalrefuge.org!

Lenten Devotional

The themes of Lent strike a tone with the experiences of so many who hope for a more certain future. As you journey through this Lent, explore this resource with weekly stories from supporters and staff of Global Refuge for you to read and ponder, as well as daily reflection questions and prayers to engage with throughout each week for the forty days  of the season. May they inspire renewed commitment in us to the work of welcome. Download the devotional. 

Ambassador Network

The Global Refuge Ambassador Network is a place where community leaders, students, advocates, volunteers, and people from all walks of life are equipped to use their unique gifts in the work of welcome. By engaging your community in learning about and acting on issues facing immigrants and refugees through the Global Refuge Ambassador Network, you can be a part of a national movement for more just and welcoming communities across the country. Join us!

Gather — Congregational Toolkit

Learn more about a region or country where the refugees Global Refuge serves come from through the Gather program. With the Gather Toolkits, your faith community can engage with cultural and educational resources, discussion guides, worship resources, and stories of immigrant families from that region. Gather is open to learners of all ages!

Archive

Over the years, the Mobilization and Faith Relations team has created a number of resources that have responded to a certain moment in our history. Please feel free to use any that resonate with you. 

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