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

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Our Partners

A national network for local impact

Our partners allow us to expand our reach and deliver on the promise of our mission.


Service Partners

Faith Partners

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

    A church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace.

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  • Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (LELCA)

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia is a continuous tradition of Christian life since the earliest recorded Christian missionary work in the area, in the 12th century.

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Global Refuge has welcomed more than 750,000 migrants and refugees to the United States through the initiative of Lutheran congregations that inspired our formation in 1939, and Lutheran churches remain our vital partners as we continue to welcome newcomers.

Rooted in Lutherans’ faithful and caring response to the challenges facing uprooted peoples, Global Refuge celebrates strong collaborative relationships. Each denomination brings a commitment to following God’s call to love the sojourner, the experience of being an immigrant church, and the leadership to make ministry with migrants and refugees a priority. Each contributes financially to the Global Refuge mission.

Community Partners

  • Corporate and Foundation Partners

    Our Corporate and Foundation Partners provide critical support for innovative programming.

    Corporate Giving Collective
  • Circle of Welcome

    We partner with community sponsors across the country through Circle of Welcome.

    Circle of Welcome
  • Volunteers

    Our vast network of 50,000+ volunteers makes the work of welcome possible.

  • Employment Partners

    We work with employers across the country to place New Americans in great careers.

    Hiring Partners
  • Global Refuge Supporters

    The work of welcome is not possible without our global network of individual donors.

    Giving to Global Refuge

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Explore the many ways to support Global Refuge.

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