Through the highly respected Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and other ministries, Lutherans in the United States have long been in the lead when it comes to helping settle immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers here. In May the U.S. government lifted COVID-era Title 42 restrictions that had allowed authorities to deny asylum-seekers. Since then, Lutheran ministries and their partners have increased their outreach. Can you or your congregation help?

Download a free five-page study guide for “Room at the inn: ELCA ministries continue to open their doors to asylum-seekers,” which appeared in the July/August 2023 print issue of Living Lutheran. Access the guide by clicking on “Download Now” in the “Study Guide” box to the right. A copy of the article is included in the download.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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