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LIRS Webinar: Mobilizing For Refugees
Join LIRS for their webinar Mobilizing For Refugees: Actions You Can Take Now To Continue Our Legacy of Welcome. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
In recent weeks, news of the Trump administration considering a potential refugee admissions ceiling of zero has sent shock waves through the refugee community. At a time when we are facing the largest global refugee crisis in recent history, we must continue the Lutheran tradition of welcoming those fleeing persecution and seeking refuge and maintain our humanitarian leadership as a nation.
Our mission remains more urgent than ever. LIRS is convening national and local leaders from across the country to stand together in support of refugee resettlement. Speakers will discuss:
State of the US Refugee Admissions Program
Actions you can take in your community and/or as a congregation to support refugees
Examples of how faith and refugee leaders are mobilizing their communities and congregations
Resources to get you started on taking action
And a brief update on policies affecting asylum-seekers
The webinar will provide you with concrete suggestions for actions you can take, including meeting legislators while they are back in their local districts, how to make an effective phone call to elected leaders, and other ways you can vocalize support for refugees and migrants. As the administration weighs the lives of men, women, and children we must remind our leaders that this decision is about more than just a number.