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

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

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Gather: Democratic Republic of Congo

Explore the Democratic Republic of Congo

Learn about the history of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Explore the culture through worship, food, and music, and learn more about Global Refuge’ work through the story of the Ashimwe family.

Watch our webinar about the Gather: Democratic Republic of Congo program.

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Gather Toolkit

Plan a GATHER event with your friends, family, and community that centers on engaging with DRC culture – we’ll give you the tools to hold everything from a movie night to a cooking tutorial in your own space!

Learn about the history of the DRC, and the story of the Ashimwe family. Look through our Congolese cookbook or a tutorial on how to make a Congolese Mask to learn more about the culture of the people of the Congo yourself.

Educate yourself and others on how to be a better ally for immigrants refugees in your community and everywhere, as well as how to engage in Global Refuge’s work of welcome.

Get the Toolkit

Participate in Gather: Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Act

    Host a Gather: Democratic Republic of Congo event.

  • Donate

    To help individuals and families from Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond.

  • Advocate

    Urge your representatives to support a pathway to citizenship for immigrants and refugees.

  • Pray

    Lift your voice for our brothers and sisters that seek safety and protection.

  • Teach

    Learn more about Democratic Republic of Congo and share the story of the Ashimwe family.

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