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The Christian Post | Greg Laurie, Jim Wallis, Diverse Group of Evangelicals Unite in Prayer for Korean Peninsula

Charisma | Major Christian Leaders From All Denominations Issue Urgent Call to Prayer Over Korean Peninsula

CBN | Immigration: What Does The Bible Say?

Christian Today | Trump administration rejects asylum for more than 100 Iranian Christians

[Statement] World Relief Issues Statement in Response to the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

Baptist Standard | Evangelical leaders call for DACA solution

[Release] Leading Evangelical Women Speak Up for Welcoming Immigrants

CBN | ‘Apply the Words of Jesus’: Evangelical Women Leaders Speak Up for Welcoming Immigrants

The Los Angeles Times | Refugees don’t drain America’s economy. They revitalize it

The Christian Times | Prominent evangelical leaders sign letter calling for immigration reform


Evangelical Focus | Evangelicals call Trump to support “compassionate” policies for ‘Dreamers’ and refugees

Tulsa World | Tulsa pastor speaks on behalf of DACA immigrants with Sen. James Lankford in D.C.

[Release] Oklahoman Evangelical Leaders Urge Congress & President Trump to Protect Dreamers, Refugees

[Release] Texan Evangelical Leaders Urge Congress & President Trump to Protect Dreamers, Refugees

[Release] Illinois Evangelical Leaders Urge Congress & President Trump to Protect Dreamers, Refugees

Voice of America | US Faith Leaders Urge Trump to Curb Efforts to Limit Refugees

CBN | Conservative Lawmaker: ‘This Is a Unique Moment’ to Pass Immigration Reform

[Release] Capitol Hill Press Conference: World Relief, Sens. Lankford and King, and Evangelical Leaders Urge President, Congress to Protect Dreamers Now

The Huffington Post | Evangelical Leaders Join Forces To Urge Protection For Dreamers And Refugees

Independent Journal Review | Prominent Christian Leaders Publish Letter to Trump on Immigration — Here’s What It Says

The Christian Post | Max Lucado, Russell Moore, Other Evangelical Leaders, Senators Demand DACA Bill for Dreamers

CBN | ‘The Bible Speaks Clearly’: Beth Moore, Max Lucado & 1,000 Evangelical Leaders Challenge Trump on Immigration

Christianity Today | Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Hundreds of Evangelicals Call for Immigration Reform … Again

Christian Today | US evangelicals unite in high-profile ad urging political protection of refugees

Charisma | More Than 1,000 Evangelical Leaders Challenge Trump on Immigration

Yahoo | Evangelical Leaders Join Forces To Urge Protection For Dreamers And Refugees

The Washington Post | Beth Moore, Jen Hatmaker and other evangelical leaders are publishing a letter urging Trump, Congress to act on immigration

RNS | Religious leaders hail, hammer President Trump’s first State of the Union speech

[Statement] World Relief Commends President’s Proposal to Protect ‘Dreamers’ in State of the Union Address, Urges President to Change Course on Refugees

Christian Today | Trump’s first State of the Union address singles out Christian North Korean defector, reaches out to Dreamers

CBN | Faith Leaders on Immigration: ‘Families Aren’t Chains’

[Release] In New York Times Op-Ed World Relief’s Matthew Soerens Says Trump Travel Ban ‘Has Proved Disastrous’

CBN | ‘A Righteous Victory for Our Nation’: Evangelical Leaders React to Trump Immigration Framework

The Christian Post | 27,000 Fewer Christian Refugees Admitted to US in Trump’s First Year

[Statement] World Relief Issues Official Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Travel Ban

The New York Times | Will America Stand Again With the World’s Refugees?

Yahoo | Religious Refugee Resettlement Agencies Say Trump’s Travel Ban Was ‘Net Loss’ For U.S.

MSN | Religious Refugee Resettlement Agencies Say Trump’s Travel Ban Was ‘Net Loss’ For U.S.

The Huffington Post | Religious Refugee Resettlement Agencies Say Trump’s Travel Ban Was ‘Net Loss’ For U.S.

Christian Today | US refugee agency damns Trump’s travel ban as ‘net loss’ that hurt persecuted Christians

[Statement] World Relief Issues Official Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Travel Ban

Baptist Press | Evangelicals for Life addresses ‘pro-life ethic’

BRnow | Third Evangelicals for Life event to address human dignity

Christianity Today | These Trump Advisers Want a Dreamers Deal Enough to Meet with Nancy Pelosi

Christian Today | Evangelical organisation joins condemnation of Trump’s ‘s***hole countries’ comments

Baptist Press | Continued work for immigration remedy urged

[Release] World Relief Signs Letter Condemning President Trump’s Language, Applauds Congress for Seeking Protection of ‘Dreamers’

Evangelical Immigration Table | Statement on the President’s Reported Comments and Bipartisan Progress toward a Solution for Dreamers

WBAY | Oshkosh Police bridge gap between officers and refugees VIDEO: Police work on refugee communication

NBC26 | World Relief Fox Valley and Oshkosh Police help refugees resettle

WisContext | Wisconsin’s Dramatic Drop In Refugee Admissions In 2017

Christianity Today | Latino Churches Fear Impact of Homeland Security Decisions

WOSU | Ohio Refugee Agencies Deal With Drastic Cuts And Trump Policy Changes

Newsmax | Latino Churches Fear Deportation After DHS Decisions

The Christian Post | Christian Leaders Oppose Trump’s Stripping of Protected Status for Salvadoran Immigrants

CBN | From Churches to Gangs: Salvadoran Teens Face Harsh Future if Forced to Leave US

WKSU | Local Refugee Resettlement Agencies Deal With Drastic Cuts and Trump Policy Changes

Akron Beacon Journal | Because of Bhutan, Akron immigration centers will survive Trump

The Spokesman-Review | ‘Stressful. Overwhelming. Confused’: Whitworth students undergo refugee resettlement simulation

KREM | Future teachers from local universities train to help future refugees

The Spokesman-Review | Spokane has become a refugee resettlement destination under Mark Finney’s leadership of World Relief

NPR | Drop In Refugee Arrivals May Force U.S. Resettlement Offices To Close

WQAD | Moline’s World Relief continues global vision to help refugees despite cuts

The Christian Post | Trump Cutbacks to Refugees Forces Catholic Charities to Reluctantly Close Down Resettlement Ministry

KPCC | SoCal resettlement agencies cut back as refugees admitted to US dwindles

World Net Daily | Look who’s donating $5 million to resettle refugees

Deseret News | LDS Church donates another $5 million in 2017 for refugee resettlement in U.S.

[Release] World Relief Unveils New Short Film In Response To a Divisive and Challenging 2017

Quad Cities | Retired teacher finds passion in volunteering

The Christian Post | Myanmar Official Uses Trump Mantra ‘Fake News’ to Deny Rohingya Genocide

[Statement] World Relief Calls for Renewed Attention to AIDS on World AIDS Day

[Release] World Relief Seattle Awarded Starbucks’s Upstander Challenge $25,000 Prize for Groundbreaking Work with Refugees

[Release] World Relief Congratulates its Seattle Office on Receiving $25,000 Award from Starbucks Foundation for Groundbreaking Work with Refugees

[Release] Christian ‘Dreamers’ Say, ‘Thank You,’ in Touching Thanksgiving Video

The Christian Post | Dreamers Are Thankful

The Huffington Post | Christian DACA Recipients Reflect On What They’re Thankful For This Holiday

KREM | World Relief Spokane sheds light on government funding

KREM | Spokane welcomes 10,000th refugee

KXLY | Spokane organization celebrates refugee resettlement efforts

The Spokesman Review | With 10,000 refugees welcomed, World Relief Spokane marks important milestone

Old Gold & Black | Wake Refugee Day Celebrates Second Year

The Christian Post | World Relief Releases Emergency Funds to Aid Rohingya Refugees Amid Violence in Myanmar

The Spokesman Review | Iraqi refugee, North Central student, thrives in Spokane despite close call with President Trump’s travel ban

[Release] World Relief Creates Emergency Fund to Support Rohingya Refugees, Issues Statement

Winston-Salem Monthly | LOCAL HERO: Rose O’Brien

NPR | Trump Administration Orders New Vetting For Refugees

WBUR | Trump Administration Orders New Vetting For Refugees

WFMY | Selling Girls | Yes, Human Trafficking Does Happens In The Triad

[Release] New Executive Order Creates Virtual Wall for Vulnerable Refugees

CBS 8 | Refugee advocates denounce Trump’s latest order

The Houston Chronicle | Refugee advocates denounce Trump’s latest order

The Washington Post | Refugee advocates denounce Trump’s latest order

Capital & Main | Exiles on Main Street: Refugees Find Hope in California

KREM | Local refugee resettlement numbers drop

Winston-Salem Journal | It’s a first: PWS launches four-concert season, subscriptions

Winston-Salem Journal | Dean Clifford: Welcoming our new neighbors

Christianity Today | Pew: US Followed Global Trend on Refugees Until Now

The Stream | Evangelical Leaders Ask Congress to Give ‘Dreamers’ Citizenship

Christianity Today | 6 Desires for ‘Dreamers’ Fix, from 50 Evangelical Leaders

The Christian Post | Christian Aid Groups Say Trump Lowering Refugee Ceiling to 45,000 Is ‘Absurd’

Wisconsin Public Radio | UW-Oshkosh Studies Challenges, Successes Of Refugee Resettlement In Wisconsin

The Christian Post | Int’l Day of Peace: A Look at Peacebuilding Efforts That Are Actually Working

The Tennessean | Earthquake shakes Mexico City: Here is what you need to know and how to help

CBN | Will President Trump Cut ‘Lifeline’ for Persecuted Christians?

Charisma | Dreamers Can Place Their Hope in These Scriptures

CBN | Hope for Dreamers Who Are ‘Victims of a Broken System’

WNCN | Local refugee advocates consider implication of travel ban ruling

Vice | Trump Expected to Slash Refugee Levels to Lowest in a Generation

Christianity Today | 5 Female Change Makers

[Press Release] World Relief Urges Congress to Pass Legislative Solution for Dreamers In Light of Termination of DACA

Christianity Today | Trump Ends DACA, Despite Pleas from Evangelical Advisers

PRI | Evangelicals are speaking out in favor of DACA recipients

Rock Island Today | McCombie co-hosts immigration seminar in Moline

The Tennessee Star | Southern Baptist ERLC’s Russell Moore Urges Trump Not To Deport DACA Recipients Who Entered U.S. Illegally As Children

Rare | Christian leaders are imploring President Trump and Congress to protect DREAMers

Christianity Today | Evangelicals to Trump: Don’t Deport Our Next Generation of Church Leaders

The Spokesman-Review | The Slice: They want every refugee in Spokane to have an American friend

The Christian Post | Russell Moore, Evangelical Leaders Urge Trump to Protect DACA Recipients

CBN | Latino Evangelicals Urge Trump to Help Immigrant ‘Dreamers’

[Press Release] Evangelical Pastors Urge President, Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’

Oshkosh Northwestern | UWO study seeks insight on long-term refugee resettlement challenges, successes

[Press Release] World Relief Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect Individuals with DACA Status

KWQC | Seminar held on how to become a U.S. citizen

WQAD | Free seminar helps immigrants become citizens

Christian Today | White evangelical leader begs forgiveness over racism as James Murdoch rips Trump

The Washington Post | As a white evangelical leader, I have said too little on racism. I ask forgiveness.

Baptist Press | FIRST-PERSON: Your newly arrived refugee neighbors

Premier | Christian charity speaks out against Trump’s immigration reform

KPCC | Refugee kids in Orange County find a safe haven in soccer

Chicago Tribune | Fox Valley leaders outline pros, cons of Trump-endorsed immigration bill

Christian Today | ‘Diminishing America’: Major evangelical group attacks Trump-backed immigration act

[Press Release] World Relief Calls on Congress to Support Broad Immigration Reform, Believes RAISE Act Diminishes Core Strength of US Immigration

The Florida Times Union | One of Us: Har Shaing and his family operate the Taungzalat Asian Market

WUNC | Travel Ban Confusion Leaves Refugee Families Fearful

KPCC | Supreme Court order again narrows the door for US-bound refugee

Winston-Salem Journal | Refugee festival brings people together in downtown Winston-Salem

WFMY | World Relief Brings Triad Together For First Refugee Festival

DuPage Policy Journal | Hultgren meets five Yorkville workers who escaped persecution around globe

WFMY | 2WTK: Do You Know The Signs Of Human Trafficking?

KPCC | Refugees lacking close US ties likely out of luck in seeking to enter the country

Tribune Review | Trump’s revised travel ban could begin this week

Winnipeg Free Press | Refugee initiative takes on famine

Akron Beacon Journal | Leader of World Relief Akron shares journey from banker to humanitarian worker in TED talk

The Christian Post | Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision Bad for Persecuted, Child Refugees, Bishop Says

The Huffington Post | Religious Groups Troubled By Supreme Court’s Watered-Down Version Of Travel Ban

WJCT | World Relief Jacksonville Still ‘Evaluating’ Effects Of SCOTUS Ruling On Travel Ban Stay

The Orange County Register | Supreme Court ruling on travel ban sparks fear, frustration — and joy — in Southern California

[Statement] World Relief Reacts To SCOTUS Opinion On Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Christianity Today | Judge Halts Deportations of Detroit Christians to Iraq

KREM | The Bloomsday Race raised almost $12,000 for World Relief Spokane this year

Boise Weekly | Boise ‘Made Better’ By Its Newest Citizens

CBS | Will the U.S. meet refugee admission goals, and stick to them?

Baptist Press | Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

RNS | On World Refugee Day we must be willing to separate truth from ‘willful blindness’

[Press Release] World Relief Pays Tribute to World Refuge Day As Global Number of Displaced Peoples Reaches Highest Point in Decades

The Blaze | Major Christian groups praise Trump’s decision to maintain Obama-era DACA program

Quad-City Times | World Refugee Day celebrated Saturday in Rock Island

[Statement] World Relief Applauds Trump Administration Decision to Maintain DACA Program

NWI Times | Students sew for World Relief

[Press Release] World Relief Applauds German Declaration To Work More Closely With Faith Communities

KUOW | How does a refugee go from outsider to community member?

KREM | Local refugee laces up for her first Bloomsday

Capitol Hill Times | What is Love?

The Spokesman-Review | Rogers soccer players found new life in Spokane before chances dwindled for immigrants

[Statement] Evangelical Humanitarian Organization World Relief Issues Statement in Response to US Airstrikes in Syria

WRAL | ‘The door of happiness opened:’ Refugee family builds life in the Triangle

WRAL | World Relief and the Durham community tackle challenges of refugee resettlement

Canton Rep | Malone’s refugees event raises money, awareness

[Press Release] Turkana North, Kenya: One of the Worst Humanitarian Disasters You’ve Never Heard About

Akron Beacon Journal | Speakers answer questions about immigration law, refugees at Akron forum

First Coast News | Jacksonville moms advocate for refugees living in unsuitable conditions

CBS Miami | Syrian Student In South Florida Helps Others Find Their Way

[Press Release] In Honor of International Women’s Day, World Relief Unveils “Proverbs 31” Video

Folio Weekly | Local refugees question whether they’re still welcome in America

KEPR | Local refugee explains the rigorous vetting process

Christian Today | Christians No Longer Prioritised In Trump’s Travel Ban As Evangelical Charity Dismisses It As ‘More Of The Same’

The Spokesman Review | Between Trump orders, about 60 refugees settled in Spokane

WFMY | Triad Refugee Resettlement Agency Responds To Revised Travel Ban

[Press Release] Evangelical Relief Org. World Relief Responds to Revised Trump Executive Order

Chicago Tribune | Stories highlight need for Special Immigrant Visas

[Press Release] World Relief to Highlight the Strength of Women in 2017

World Religion News | Trump’s refugee order forces world relief to lay off over 140 employees

The Baptist Standard | Christian aid group lays off staff in wake of executive order on refugees

Vox | Meet the evangelicals trying to make the GOP care about refugees

The Commercial Appeal | Waters: Keeping faith with our fellow Memphians

Christian Daily | Trump’s refugee policy causes World Relief to lay off over 140 workers

Oshkosh Northwestern | Refugee family marks 5 years in Oshkosh

KUOW | Refugee advocates scramble to help while they still can

Action News Jacksonville | Jacksonville will be only remaining World Relief refugee center in Florida

KXLY | World Relief Spokane holds benefit

World Relief | Why one of Boise’s three refugee-resettlement agencies is closing

[Press Release] World Relief Announces Layoffs Due to Trump Admin. Reduction of Refugee Resettlement

Alabama Public Radio | Refugee Agency World Relief Lays Off Workers In Response To Trump

WIMZ | World Relief to lay off 140 U.S. staff because of Trump refugee move

Las Vegas Sun | World Relief to lay off 140 after Trump refugee order

Akron Beacon Journal | Area agencies that work with refugees cutting staff due to Trump cutback in amount U.S. will accept

WREG | Locals come together to pray for immigrants, refugees

Chicago Tribune | ‘I don’t believe people need to be fearful of refugees’

WHTC | World Relief to lay off 140 U.S. staff because of Trump refugee move

The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore-based World Relief to lay off 140, close Glen Burnie office after refugee decision

NPR | Refugee Agency World Relief Lays Off Workers In Response To Trump

KTVB | World Relief Boise to close after Trump refugee order

Reuters | World Relief to lay off 140 U.S. staff because of Trump refugee move

The Spokesman-Review | World Relief hosts world music concert to benefit refugees

WKRN | World Relief closes Nashville office due to Trump’s order on refugees

Christianity Today | Refugee Ban Forces World Relief to Lay Off 140 Staff

The Tennessean | World Relief: Nashville refugee office closing due to Trump executive order

ABC 6 | World Relief shutting 5 offices, including Columbus, due to cuts in refugee funding

WBIR | World Relief: Nashville refugee office closing due to Trump executive order

KREM | Community members gather to support local refugees

The Easterner | Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

Metro Voice | Refugee order creates debate in Evangelical community

Chicago Tribune | Roughly 1/4 of refugees in Aurora from countries targeted by Trump ban

Chicago Tribune | Naperville pastors urge Trump to rethink refugee limits

Modesto Bee | Report: Modesto would be among cities most affected by Trump’s travel ban

CBN | 3000+ Pastors Ask President to Support Refugees

Christian Today | More Than 500 Evangelical Leaders Warn Trump And Pence Over Refugee Ban

CBN | Top Evangelical Leaders Write a Big Letter to the President about Refugees

[Press Release] Press Call: Evangelical Pastors & Leaders Call for Reconsideration of Refugee Order

The Gospel Herald | 100 Evangelical Leaders Sign Public Ad to Condemn Trump’s Refugee Ban

[Press Release] Evangelical Pastors & Leaders Call for Reconsideration of Refugee Order

RNS | 500 prominent evangelicals take out full-page ad supporting refugees

Sojourners | 500 Prominent Evangelicals Take Out Full-Page Ad Supporting Refugees

Tri-City Herald | Tri-City Muslim community response to travel ban: Trump should learn from history


CNN | 100 evangelical leaders sign ad denouncing Trump’s refugee ban

The Washington Post | Conservative evangelicals join letter denouncing Trump’s order on refugees

Florida Baptist Witness | Trump Immigration Order Sparks Biblical Analysis

NPR | Humanitarian Groups Say Refugee Vetting Process Is Strict

NPR | World Relief in QC Anticipates Fewer Refugees This Year

Daily Bee | Spokane Group Says Executive Order Would Hit Hard

Naperville Community Television | DuPage Agency Aims to Help Refugees

The Northwestern | Immigration order separates Oshkosh families

Daily Herald | World Relief shows human toll of refugee ban

Washington Post | This popular author came to D.C. from Canada to pray for refugees outside Trump’s prayer breakfast speech

Kent Reporter | City of Kent posts World Relief letter about Trump’s refugee executive order

WFMY | Local Refugee Assistance Branch Getting More Volunteers After Executive Orders

KPCC | Orange County refugee with cancer tells of 5-hour ordeal at LAX

Chicago Daily Herald | Churches, relief agencies work to calm refugees’ fears in suburbs

China Christian Daily | Evangelical Leaders Appeal Against US Refugee Ban

Christian Post | Refugee Vetting Process Is Not Broken, Evangelical Resettlement Group Warns

KXLY | Under travel restrictions, local organization struggling to stay open

WQAD | Augustana College and World Relief rally for refugees and immigrants

KWQC | World Relief Moline opens prayer public, aims to teach community how to get involved

Religion News Service | Security is not everything

Christian Today | President Trump, Please Think Again: Evangelical Leaders Plead For Rethink On Refugee Ban

Action News 5 | Immigration ban stalls Mid-Southerners’ international travel

WJCT | First Coast Connect: Local Reaction to President Trump’s Immigration Ban

WOKV | Refugee resettlements to Jacksonville on hold

Frontpage News | Christian Leaders Condemn President Trump for Saving Christians

NBC New York | Most Religious Groups Come Out Against Trump Refugee Order

Daily Mail | Church leaders speak out against Donald Trump’s decision to prioritize evangelical refugees as the President confirms his plan in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network

Slate | Christian Leaders Nearly Unanimous in Opposing Trump’s Muslim Ban

The New York Times | Christian Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Favor Christian Refugees

The Gospel Herald | Christian Refugees to be Given Priority into US by Trump, But He Also Froze Syrian Requests

Chicago Tribune | Trump immigration policy changes put some on edge

Action News Jacksonville | World Relief Jacksonville speaks out against refugee ban, worries about ripple effects

The Atlantic | Where Christian Leaders Stand on Trump’s Refugee Policy

[Statement] Evangelical Relief Organization Word Relief Calls For A Swift End To Refugee Ban

The Christian Times | Evangelical Christians speak out against Trump’s proposed ban on refugees

Fox 8 | Triad refugees concerned about President Trump’s plan

The Seattle Times | Trump’s first week isn’t just angering the left

WSPA | Trump signs executive order temporarily halting refugee settlement

The Blaze | Christian organization aiding refugees in the Middle East has a message for Trump


Christianity Today | Evangelical Experts Oppose Trump’s Plan to Ban Refugees

[Statement] World Relief VP Jenny Yang Commends Smith-Eshoo Bill To Help Genocide Survivors

[Press Release] Word Relief VP Jenny Yang Listed Among ‘7 Leaders To Follow In 2017’ By Relevant

The Spokesman-Review | Eagle Scout project nets hundreds of blankets for Spokane-area refugees

USA Today | ‘Jesus the refugee’: Churches connect Christmas story to migrant crisis

Religion News Service | Churches connect Christmas story to refugee crisis

Christian Post | President Obama Signs New International Religious Freedom Bill

[Press Release] World Relief Opens ‘Give Hope Shop’, Inviting Individuals to Shop “Differently”

[Statement] World Relief Statement on the Incident at Ohio State University

Christianity Today | 1,180 Churches Help World Relief Resettle Refugees at Record Rate

Religion News Service | World Relief scrambling to settle more refugees in US

[Press Release] World Relief Resettles Nearly Twice Agency’s Monthly Average of Refugees

Counter Punch | Afghan in Wonderland

Chicago-Tribune | Aurora University students go out into community to help others

[Op Ed] The New York Times | America’s Duty to Take In Refugees

ABC News | Flashpoint: Refugees In America (Part 3)

ABC News | Flashpoint: Refugees In America (Part 2)

ABC News | Flashpoint: Refugees In America (Part 1)

Christianity Today | Refugees Aren’t Skittles. Should Their Religion Affect Their Entrance to the US?

[Op Ed] Christian Post | Why Refugees Aren’t Like Skittles

[Press Release] World Relief President Scott Arbiter Joins President Obama and Other Humanitarian Leaders At Refugee Summit in NYC

[Op Ed] TIME | Syria’s Children Are the World’s Responsibility