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CTCR Bible study: ‘Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has prepared a Bible study titled “Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues” to complement a 2012 CTCR report of the same name.

Gathering 5K run/walk nets $30,000 for LIRS

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service receives funds from the participants’ registration for the 5K run/walk during the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

LIRS offers ‘Refugee Sunday’ resources

A digital resource kit from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is available to congregations and schools.

International Lutheran roundtable discusses immigration issues

The meeting brings together Lutheran leaders from the U.S., Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Partnering in Mercy

The LCMS extends its mercy work through special partnerships with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Lutheran Services in America and Lutheran World Relief.

LIRS, partners respond to immigrant-children crisis

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service partners are providing care and services to help with the recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S.

LIRS provides free ‘Refugee Sunday’ resources

The kit to help congregations, schools and campus ministries mark the June 22 observance is due to be mailed in mid-April.

LIRS conference promotes ‘collaborative action’

Representatives from 38 organizations that work with immigrants and refugees gather in Baltimore for the Feb. 24-26 conference.

Commentary: Ending the modern-day slave trade

The trafficking of men, women and children for labor or sexual exploitation fuels an underground economy of misery in the United States.

LIRS announces grants for immigration-detention visitation ministries

Congregations and organizations reaching out to immigrants in detention have until Oct. 18 to apply for grants from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

Rescue Gives New Life to Those ‘Inbetween’

Lutherans are putting an end to human trafficking. Through congregational and individual support of our Synod’s efforts through the Office of National Mission, the LCMS is helping stop the exploitation and sale of children and adults.