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Sep 06, 2016, 04:56 ET LIRS to Host Walk of Courage Award Gala, Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Be Honored

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will host its annual Walk of Courage Award Gala on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00pm, at the...


Sep 14, 2015, 11:58 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to Host Walk of Courage Award Gala

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will host the Walk of Courage Award Gala on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:30p.m., at the American...


Jul 23, 2015, 10:00 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Releases Comprehensive Report on Status of Care for Unaccompanied Children

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) today announced the release of a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the care and...


Jul 14, 2015, 12:07 ET LIRS welcomes announcement that immigrant families seeking refuge in the United States will not be detained

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is pleased that today the Obama Administration has signaled that it is reversing course on the...


May 28, 2015, 09:36 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to Host Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will host the 2015 Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy, a three-day event for migrants and former...


Mar 28, 2015, 01:03 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service CEO and Faith Leaders Visit Immigrant Families at Dilley Detention Center, Call for End to Family Detention

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) President and CEO Linda Hartke and Lutheran and Catholic bishops toured the Dilley Family Detention...


Dec 16, 2014, 03:48 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service collects over 9,000 holiday cards for immigrant families

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) launched its "Hope for the Holidays" campaign last month with the goal of collecting and distributing ...


Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Responds to New Immigration Policies Announced Today

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), and supporters all across America, welcome the significant steps taken today by the Obama...


Jul 18, 2014, 06:27 ET As humanitarian crisis continues at the border; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Scales up Support Efforts

As the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied migrant children and families fleeing Central America and crossing the border into the U.S. continues,...


Jun 05, 2014, 06:30 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Receives $90,000 Grant from the ELCA

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two project related grants totaling $90,000 from The...


Jun 05, 2014, 06:30 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Receives $100,000 Grant from the LCMS

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has recently granted $100,000 to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to support three key program...


May 27, 2014, 10:21 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Announces National Advocacy Campaign to Support Unaccompanied Alien Children

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service today announced the launch of a national advocacy campaign, led by youth and young adults, to bring...


May 23, 2014, 02:00 ET World Refugee Day Academy to be Held in Baltimore Event will convene over 50 former refugees

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will host World Refugee Day Academy, a three-day event...


May 21, 2014, 04:39 ET Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to Host 75th Anniversary Gala

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will celebrate its 75th anniversary by hosting the Walk of Courage Award Gala on Thursday, June 19,...


Mar 28, 2014, 11:47 ET LIRS Welcomes Action on Immigration Reform

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) welcomes efforts in the House of Representatives to advance comprehensive immigration reform...


Nov 21, 2013, 12:27 ET LIRS Convenes Lutheran Leaders in Conjunction with Miami NIIC 6

The crucial role of churches in building social connections for immigrants was reaffirmed this week as over 40 Lutheran leaders met in Miami to...


Nov 13, 2013, 11:11 ET LIRS Receives Langeloth Foundation Grant to Strengthen Community-based Alternatives to Immigration Detention

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant from the Langeloth Foundation...


Nov 04, 2013, 01:15 ET LIRS Elects New Board Members as 75th Anniversary Celebration Draws Near

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), which will mark its 75th anniversary in 2014, today announced the election of four new board members....


Oct 31, 2013, 12:11 ET LIRS Helps U.S. Reach Refugee Admissions Target for First Time Since 1980

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) resettled over 10,000 refugees in fiscal year 2013, thereby contributing, as America's second-largest ...


Oct 04, 2013, 11:57 ET LIRS Welcomes House Immigration Reform Bill

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) applauds the introduction of comprehensive immigration reform legislation, H.R. 15, in the House of...


Sep 19, 2013, 12:19 ET LIRS Invites Applications for Immigration Detention Visitation Ministry Grants

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has announced that it will award grants of up to $2,500 to empower churches and organizations...


Aug 21, 2013, 12:28 ET LIRS Welcomes Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Churchwide Assembly Resolutions, Actions for Immigration Reform

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) welcomes the many actions and statements made in support of comprehensive immigration reform at the...


Jul 31, 2013, 11:23 ET LIRS Releases Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mythbuster

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) today releases its Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mythbuster, a unique infographic resource that...


Jun 27, 2013, 05:59 ET LIRS Hails Historic Immigration Reform Victory in the Senate!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) welcomes today's landmark 68-32 vote by the Senate to pass the chamber's immigration reform bill,...


Jun 05, 2013, 07:01 ET LIRS Walk of Courage Award Dinner to Honor Former Refugees for Community Leadership, Capitol Hill Advocacy

On Wednesday, June 19, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will hold the Walk of Courage Award Dinner to mark World Refugee Day. The...