Lutheran Immigration and Refugee ServiceWe are a church that does God’s work in the world and in local communities pursuing justice, peace and human dignity for and with all people.
In partnership with Lutheran congregations and Lutheran social ministry organizations, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has welcomed more than 379,000 refugees to the United States since 1939. This ongoing partnership and work is driven by God’s love for all people and a vision for congregations to be welcoming and generous centers for mission and ministry.
The work of the ELCA through Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service includes responding to people caught in conflict and facing persecution, advocating for their needs and interests, helping people access resources for basic human needs, working with foster care programs for minors, legal assistance, developing new and innovative service programs and partnerships, and much more.
Join us in this courageous work of serving and loving our neighbors in the name of Jesus Christ. Learn more about Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service today.