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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Gather: Afghanistan

Explore Afghanistan with the Abdullah family.

Learn about the history of conflict in Afghanistan, explore the culture through worship, food, and music, and learn more about Global Refuge’ work through the story of the Abdullah family.

Watch our webinar about the Gather: Afghanistan program.

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Gather Toolkits

For congregations

Resources for faith communities, Sunday worship, Sunday school classes, and Bible studies. Includes special commentaries, prayers, hymns, and other worship resources.

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For communities

Resources for families, friends, and community groups. Includes special recipes, music selections, and discussion question to guide conversation.

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Participate in Gather: Afghanistan

  • Act

    Host a Gather: Afghanistan event

  • Donate

    To support families like the Abdullahs

  • Advocate

    To support the welcome and safety of more families

  • Pray

    For all those seeking safety and protection

  • Teach

    Learn more about Afghanistan and share the story of the Abdullah family

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