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LDS Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

LDS Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced its ongoing commitment to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. Contributions of $5 million ($3.8 million in kind and $1.2 million in cash) have been donated to the following nine charitable organizations in the United States that are authorized to resettle refugees: Church World Service …

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LDS Church Expresses Concern for those Fleeing Violence, War and Religious Persecution

LDS Church Expresses Concern for those Fleeing Violence, War and Religious Persecution

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In response to recent media inquiries, the following statement has been released: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned about the temporal and spiritual welfare of all of God’s children across the earth, with special concern for those who are fleeing physical violence, war and religious persecution. The Church urges all people and …

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Mormon Church Donates $200,000 to Jewish Refugee Resettlement Group

Mormon Church Donates $200,000 to Jewish Refugee Resettlement Group

Featured Image | HIAS/Rachel Nusbaum A report from The Times of Israel announces a pledge from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help Jewish and other refugees. The $200,000 donation, which includes in-kind gifts of food and furniture, was given to HIAS, formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, by Bishop Dean Davies. According to the article, HIAS …

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New Mormon Message Highlights Young Single Adults Serving Refugees

New Mormon Message Highlights Young Single Adults Serving Refugees

One group of young single adults from Phoenix, Arizona followed the counsel of the First Presidency and sought out a way to help refugees in their community. Their story is now the subject of a new Mormon Message. The members join with The Welcome America Project to provide basic household items to local refugee families in their community. They were able …

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10 Great Resources on IWasaStranger.LDS.org

10 Great Resources on IWasaStranger.LDS.org

World Refugee Day is held yearly on June 20 and it is a day set aside to help raise awareness for the different struggles facing refugees around the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has recently made an effort to support the plight of refugees around the world, encouraging members to become involved. One of the most …

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Church Launches New “I Was a Stranger” Website for Supporting Refugees

Church Launches New "I Was a Stranger" Website for Supporting Refugees

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a letter Monday encouraging Mormon women of all ages to assist refugees in their own communities. The letter, which outlined the “I Was a Stranger” refugee relief effort, includes an invitation from the general presidencies of Church’s Relief Society, Young Women and …

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LDS Church Makes Clear Statement on Refugees in General Women’s Meeting

LDS Church Makes Clear Statement on Refugees in General Women's Meeting

“The Lord has laid high responsibilities upon us.” This quote from Eliza R. Snow, given by Sister Neill F. Marriott during the general women’s session of the 186 Annual General Conference, encapsulated the sweet spirit and theme of service that dominated the meeting. Throughout the evening, from the inclusion of women from 52 countries, many of whom are refugees, to …

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Watch Elder M. Russell Ballard Meet Syrian Refugees in Europe

Watch Elder M. Russell Ballard Meet with Syrian Refugees in Europe

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is continuing its long-standing partnership with international humanitarian organizations to tend to the dire needs of refugees entering Europe. Support is underway to provide food, shelter, clothing and medical supplies and other life-sustaining necessities. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest …

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