Thanks to a partnership between Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and a Wells Fargo branch in Des Moines, Ia.,, refugees who once lived in huts with mud floors are becoming homeowners.
A Des Moines church goes on a quest for meaning — and finds it in serving the refugee community it finds at its own doorstep.
Welcome to a tale of two states. In the headlines right now, it’s the Texas whose governor, Greg Abbott, shut the door on refugees last week, making it the first state to do so. But there’s a big-hearted Texas, one that has welcomed more refugees to than any other state except California.
UPDATE: A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s order allowing states to refuse to accept refugees.
Why did so many governors jump on the anti-refugee bandwagon? You’ll find the answer back in 1980, with Bill Clinton, the Cuban refugee crisis and an election.
The Republican governor who is asking President Trump to send MORE refugees to his state. It’s about shared experience and religion.
Yes, say sources from across the American religious spectrum. Here’s a sampling of how Christians in America use Jesus as a metaphor for today’s refugee crisis.