Border Immersion Trip Gives Lutheran Clergy a Peek into the Journey of Migrants


Pastor Brian L. Erickson from Faith Lutheran Church in Virginia has been a compassionate supporter of the most vulnerable for years. He started a scholarship program for students in Lomas de Poleo, Mexico, eight years ago and recently went on a … Read Post

College Students and Courageous Migrants – Top Picks of the Immigration and Refugee Blogosphere

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Again and again, I am so touched by the courage of migrants and refugees who face incredible obstacles. Despite the difficulties many migrants and refugees face, they continue to persevere.  Photo Essay: Caravan of the Mutilated In These Times … Read Post

I Never Thought I Would Be a Refugee: LIRS Academy Graduate Shares Her Courageous Journey


Today, I'd like to share the continued conversation with Faith Akovi Cooper, LIRS Academy graduate and former refugee from Liberia. Last week, Faith described how being a refugee shaped her career, and how, ironically, she has helped strengthen … Read Post

Separation and Safety – Top Picks of the Immigration and Refugee Blogosphere

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With the Syrian conflict extending past four years now, the number of refugees has nearly reached four million. So far only 6% have been resettled to third countries, and only a few hundred to the United States. As the country prepares to accept more … Read Post